The  Weizmann  Institute  of  Science
                  Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
                 Mathematical Analysis and Applications Seminar
                        Feinberg Graduate School, Room B
                          on Tuesday, December 6, 2011
                                  11:00 - noon
                           Note the unusual location
                                Marshall Slemrod
                                 will speak on
                  Chapman-Enskog implies Viscosity-Capillarity
I will review the work of A.Gorban and I.Karlin, Annals of Physics
(Leipzig),2002. This work seems to have been unrecognized in much of the
prevailing mathematics literatures. The advantage of the Gorban-Karlin work is
that it quickly gets to many of the issues associated with the Chapman-Enskog
expansion with very little of the tedious computations. For analysts it
provides a very nice and exact representation of the extra stress in the
equations of gas dynamics in the form of a non-local operator and shows that
the extra stress for isothermal motion has additional capillarity component in
addition to the traditional viscous term.
Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2)
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