1993 Varational Methods for Solution of PDE's

Varational methods for solution of PDE's (Lester Senechal).

The students were Zanethia Eubanks (Mt. Holyoke '94), Sharon Simonton (Mt. Holyoke '94), Karna Bryan (University of Nebraska '94), Roberta Harris (Harvard College '94), Alison Henyey (Yale University '95), Joshua Mandell (Yale University '95) and Molly Przeworski (Princeton University '94).

This project continued the investigation of first variational methods for the solution of partial differential equations and a far-reaching investigation of convergence of approximations in the classical calculus of variations using steepest descent relative to a Sobolev metric.