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Title: Solving Differential Equations with Probability
Speaker: Phanuel Mariano (University of Connecticut)
Time: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm
Place: MONT 111Abstract: In this talk I will discuss how to solve a second-order differential equation using probability, specifically using the notion of Brownian motion, which is a mathematical model for the random movement of a particle. Shizuo Kakutani, in 1944, was the first to use a probabilistic approach to solve a differential equation with a boundary condition. We will use his method to solve some boundary value problems encountered in an elementary differential equations course by a method completely unlike what you learn in such a course.
Organizer: Phanuel Mariano