Sponsored by Elizabethtown College, Franklin and Marshall College, Lebanon Valley College, and Millersville University
16 September: Ziva Myer, Bryn Mawr College 14 October: Vince Coll, Lehigh University 4 November: Carl Droms, James Madison University 2 December: Evan Folkestad, Franklin and Marshall CollegeTGTS is a regional mathematics seminar/colloquium. We meet at 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month during the academic year (with some exceptions, as noted in the schedule above). The public is cordially invited to attend.
Date: 2 December 2016, 4:30pm Location: Hempfield High School, Room 213 Speaker: Evan Folkestad, Franklin and Marshall College Title: Geometry and Topology of the KdV equation Abstract. The Korteweg-de Vries equation (KdV) is an important example of a non-linear exactly solvable model. In this talk, we discuss a classical method of solution and show how it gives rise to solitary wave solutions. We also discuss the collisions of these waves.