# Fokas Diagonalization

*David Smith (Yale-NUS College)*

**Fri Sep 29, 22:30-23:30 (2 months ago)**

**Abstract: **We describe a new form of diagonalization for linear two point constant coefficient differential operators with arbitrary linear boundary conditions. Although the diagonalization is in a weaker sense than that usually employed to solve initial boundary value problems (IBVP), we show that it is sufficient to solve IBVP whose spatial parts are described by such operators. We argue that the method described may be viewed as a reimplementation of the Fokas transform method for linear evolution equations on the finite interval. The results are extended to multipoint and interface operators, including operators defined on networks of finite intervals, in which the coefficients of the differential operator may vary between subintervals, and arbitrary interface and boundary conditions may be imposed; differential operators with piecewise constant coefficients are thus included.

Mathematics

Audience: researchers in the topic

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**SFU Mathematics of Computation, Application and Data ("MOCAD") Seminar **

Organizers: | Weiran Sun*, Nilima Nigam |

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