Hamilton-Jacobi equations are first order PDEs of a special type related to the dynamics of a Hamiltonian flow. Weak KAM theory is a set of tools in dynamical systems that enable us to solve these equations using a semi-group of non-linear operators. We will develop in this lecture a discrete-in-time approach and compare this model to the Frenkel-Kontorova model in Solid State Physics. We will also show that the discrete model converges to the continuous model as the time step goes to zero.


Philippe Thieullen

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University of Bordeaux


Fri, 27/04/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


RC-4082, The Red Centre, UNSW