As part of the special year devoted to the Application and Numerical Solutions to Partial Differential Equations, the Centre for Mathematical Analysis at the Australian National University, Canberra, hosted a Min-conference on Free and Moving Boundary and Diffusion Problems on June 14-16, 1990. The primary aim was to stimulate strong interaction between moving boundary and diffusion problems and mathematicians (pure, applied, and computational) working on the mathematical theory as well as on the exact and approximate solution of such problems. In addition, the Mini-conference aimed to foster the interest of younger colleagues in research connected with these problems. A number of Australian and overseas speakers were invited to participate.
This volume contains the proceedings of the Mini-conference. The papers are arranged in their order of presentation at the conference. Alternatively, the papers could have been organised in terms of the focus they gave to deliberations about the applications and numerical solutions of free and moving boundary and diffusion problems. In particular, such a reorganisation would fall naturally under the following headings: specific and novel applications, analytic and semianalytic methods, numerical techniques and theoretical studies.
Bob Anderson, CSIRO &CMA
Jim Hill, University of Wollongong
Amiya Pani, IIT, Bombay