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- Astrophysics Seminar
- Variations on a (rococo) theme by Cauchy
- Prof. Uriel Frisch
- Laboratoire Lagrange, OCA, Universite Cote d'Azur
- Lidow, 620
Cauchy's invariants for 3D incompressible Euler flow, recently rediscovered after 200 years, give us a powerful tool for investigating the Lagrangian structure of such flow. Among the topics we shall discuss: how the Cauchy invariants relate to the Lie-transport (pullback) invariance of the vorticity 2-form; how they can be generalized to higher-order forms and to Euler flow on Riemann manifolds; how they generate recursion relations - resembling those of the Lagrangian perturbation theory in cosmology - giving a constructive hold on time-analyticity of the Lagrangian map and thereby allowing the development of Cauchy-Lagrange numerical schemes that can be orders of magnitude faster than the usual Eulerian schemes.