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Abstract by Taylor Paskett

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

Taylor Paskett

Co-Presenters

None

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

None

Abstract Infomation


Department

Mathematics

Faculty Advisor

Blake Barker

Title

Stability of Traveling Waves in Non-Is

Abstract

We discuss our numerical study of the stability of traveling waves in non-isentropic magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). In particular, we use the Evans function, an analytic function whose zeroes correspond to eigenvalues of the linearized PDE, to determine stability of MHD waves. We describe a linear boundary value solver that we developed in order to assist in computer-aided proof of stability of MHD waves.