Shock Waves, Increase of Entropy and Loss of Information

  • Peter D. Lax
Part of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications book series (MSRI, volume 2)


We present an informal review of the topics in the title as they pertain to solutions of hyperbolic systems of conservation laws. These are systems of the form
$$ u_{i}^{i} + f_{x}^{i} = 0,{\text{ i = 1,}} \ldots {\text{,n;}} $$


Shock Wave Initial Data Hyperbolic System Shock Condition Entropy Condition 
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