Faculty Advisor

Humi, Mayer

Abstract

Scientists have been looking towards the stars recently with the interest of finding Earth-like planets outside of our system, yet we have very little understanding of the planet formation process. A system of partial differential equations modeling the gas around a proto-star can be solved to find steady solutions where off-core local extrema form in the density. The off-core local extrema I found demonstrates the early formation of planets through gas accretion around these extrema in the steady state solution.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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