From Hyperbolic Systems to Kinetic Theory

A Personalized Quest

Author: Luc Tartar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540775621

Category: Mathematics

Page: 282

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This fascinating book, penned by Luc Tartar of America’s Carnegie Mellon University, starts from the premise that equations of state are not always effective in continuum mechanics. Tartar relies on H-measures, a tool created for homogenization, to explain some of the weaknesses in the theory. These include looking at the subject from the point of view of quantum mechanics. Here, there are no "particles", so the Boltzmann equation and the second principle, can’t apply.
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The General Theory of Homogenization

A Personalized Introduction

Author: Luc Tartar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642051951

Category: Science

Page: 471

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Homogenization is not about periodicity, or Gamma-convergence, but about understanding which effective equations to use at macroscopic level, knowing which partial differential equations govern mesoscopic levels, without using probabilities (which destroy physical reality); instead, one uses various topologies of weak type, the G-convergence of Sergio Spagnolo, the H-convergence of François Murat and the author, and some responsible for the appearance of nonlocal effects, which many theories in continuum mechanics or physics guessed wrongly. For a better understanding of 20th century science, new mathematical tools must be introduced, like the author’s H-measures, variants by Patrick Gérard, and others yet to be discovered.
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Numerical Methods for Eulerian and Lagrangian Conservation Laws

Author: Bruno Després

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3319503553

Category: Mathematics

Page: 349

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This book focuses on the interplay between Eulerian and Lagrangian conservation laws for systems that admit physical motivation and originate from continuum mechanics. Ultimately, it highlights what is specific to and beneficial in the Lagrangian approach and its numerical methods. The two first chapters present a selection of well-known features of conservation laws and prepare readers for the subsequent chapters, which are dedicated to the analysis and discretization of Lagrangian systems. The text is at the frontier of applied mathematics and scientific computing and appeals to students and researchers interested in Lagrangian-based computational fluid dynamics. It also serves as an introduction to the recent corner-based Lagrangian finite volume techniques.
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