Università degli Studi di Padova

“Maxwell’s Equation as an Abstract Dynamic Friedrichs System”

Mercoledì 6 Aprile 2022, ore 17:30 - Zoom - Rainer Picard (TU Dresden, Germania)


We shall inspect some aspects of Maxwell’s equations by presenting them within the framework of abstract Friedrichs systems. Since we will be concerned with time-dependence, we are indeed considering more specifically abstract dynamic Friedrichs systems. In the abstract setting we shall characterize time-independent boundary conditions leading to maximal accretive spatial operators. The abstract setting is then illustrated by a more detailled investigation of Maxwell’s equation in complex media. We conclude our presentation with some structural observations in connection with the so-called extended Maxwell system.