## Andrej Cherkaev Home Page

Andrej V. Cherkaev, Professor

Department of Mathematics

155 S 1400 E

University of Utah,

Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 U.S.A.

email: cherk@math.utah.edu

phone : +1 801 - 581 6822,

+1 801-581 6851 (secretary),

fax : +1 801 - 581 4148Research Interest

(see the 2001 research profile)Calculus of variations, especially nonconvex problems with unstable solutions. Structural optimization. Bounds for effective properties of composites. Homogenization. Dynamics of systems from bistable elements Physics and mechanics of heterogeneous bodies. Seminars

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I teach in the Spring 2019

MATH 5500-001 and 6880-001 Calculus of VariationsMW / 11:50-01:10PM in LS 102## Links

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## Books

Variational methods for Structural Optimization

Andrej Cherkaev,

Springer 2000

Topics in mathematical modeling of composite materials

Andrej Cherkaev and Robert Kohn editors,

Birkhauser, 1997My database: References to sources in structural optimization, variational problems, etc. More than 1,200 references in BibTeX format.

## Internet-based projects:

Do it yourself! Find the effective properties of structures

and the fields in them! The project by Andrej Cherkaev (theory) and Seoubpong Leelavanichkul (implementation, web design, interactive features)

Internet-based supplement to mathematical courses: Collaborative project with Elena Cherkaev and Bob Palais (in progress)

MathMat Mathematics of materials and structures (in progress)

## Math onLine

There are some mathematical problems with an elegant yet

unexpected solution that fit well in the cartoon scheme:

The search for the solution can be graphically presented in a series

of pictures. Look how simple and beautiful the problems are!

Andrej & Elena## www publications

Do it yourself! Find the effective properties of structures and the fields in them! The project by Andrej Cherkaev (theory) and Seoubpong Leelavanishkul (implementation, web design, interactive features)

MathComics

Why these spirals?

## "Unifying Themes for Undergraduate Math Online"

by Bob Palais, Andrej Cherkaev and Elena Cherkaev

## MathComics by Elena and Andrej Cherkaev

Minimax problems Just gamesRecreational math An important part of professional education.Old days Math for Materials Server , NIST Workshop 95