• R Srinivasan

Articles written in Proceedings – Mathematical Sciences

• On the propagation of a multi-dimensional shock of arbitrary strength

In this paper the kinematics of a curved shock of arbitrary strength has been discussed using the theory of generalised functions. This is the extension of Moslov’s work where he has considered isentropic flow even across the shock. The condition for a nontrivial jump in the flow variables gives the shock manifold equation (sme). An equation for the rate of change of shock strength along the shock rays (defined as the characteristics of the sme) has been obtained. This exact result is then compared with the approximate result of shock dynamics derived by Whitham. The comparison shows that the approximate equations of shock dynamics deviate considerably from the exact equations derived here. In the last section we have derived the conservation form of our shock dynamic equations. These conservation forms would be very useful in numerical computations as it would allow us to derive difference schemes for which it would not be necessary to fit the shock-shock explicitly.

• Connections for small vertex models

This paper is a first attempt at classifying connections on small vertex models i.e., commuting squares of the form displayed in (1.2) below. More precisely, if we letB(k,n) denote the collection of matricesW for which (1.2) is a commuting square then, we: (i) obtain a simple model form for a representative from each equivalence class inB(2,n), (ii) obtain necessary conditions for two such ‘model connections’ inB(2,n) to be themselves equivalent, (iii) show thatB(2,n) contains a (3n - 6)-parameter family of pairwise inequivalent connections, and (iv) show that the number (3n - 6) is sharp. Finally, we deduce that every graph that can arise as the principal graph of a finite depth subfactor of index 4 actually arises for one arising from a vertex model corresponding toB(2,n) for somen.

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