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JUST A MOMENT: TORSIONAL RIGIDITY AS A NON-SPECTRAL GEOMETRIC INVARIANT

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Title:
JUST A MOMENT: TORSIONAL RIGIDITY AS A NON-SPECTRAL GEOMETRIC INVARIANT
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Comer, Joseph F.
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Natural Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Mathematics
Faculty Sponsor:
McDonald, Patrick

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bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

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Abstract:
The research of Gordon, Wolpert and Webb showed that the Dirichlet eigenspectrum of a planar domain is not sufficient to identify the domain uniquely, sparking a search for a new, stronger, natural geometric invariant. Colladay, Kaganovskiy and McDonald performed calculations indicating that the torsional rigidity--the first moment of heat content may be such an invariant. We investigate this possibility by calculating the torsional rigidities of two isospectral domain pairs. In the first--a pair of disconnected planar domains constructed by S.J. Chapman--we find that the torsional rigidities are given sums of functions in two variables and, by constructing upper and lower bounds for such sums, show that the torsional rigidities do indeed differ. Our second investigation is of a quantum graph analog of the original isospectral pair example of Gordon, Wolpert and Webb. The quantum graph construction follows that of Colladay, et al. We find, unlike Colladay, et al. that the pair is not distinguished by torsional rigidity for all sets of edge-lengths.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Joseph F. Comer
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
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RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
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Includes bibliographical references.
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This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: McDonald, Patrick

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Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
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Applicable rights reserved.
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Classification:
S.T. 2014 C6
System ID:
AA00024726:00001

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