## A Constructive Method for Finding Critical Point of the Ginzburg-Landau Energy Functional

Description:
In this work I present a constructive method for finding critical points of the Ginzburg-Landau energy functional using the method of Sobolev gradients. I give a description of the construction of the Sobolev gradient and obtain convergence results for continuous steepest descent with this gradient. I study the Ginzburg-Landau functional with magnetic field and the Ginzburg-Landau functional without magnetic field. I then present the numerical results I obtained by using steepest descent with the discretized Sobolev gradient.

Date:
August 2008

Creator:
Kazemi, Parimah

Item Type:
Thesis or Dissertation