Entropy and Partial Differential Equations
by Lawrence C. Evans
Publisher: UC Berkeley 2003
Number of pages: 213
This course surveys various uses of "entropy" concepts in the study of partial differential equations, both linear and nonlinear. This is a mathematics course, the main concern is PDE and how various notions involving entropy have influenced our understanding of PDE.
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