Perla Salazar, M.S.


Education: Bachelor of Science in mathematics (May 2012)

Master of Science in education from Fort Hays State University

McNair Project: Extinction Times of Solutions to a Degenerate Parabolic Equation (2010)

Mentors: Charles Moore, Ph.D., & Marianne Korten, Ph.D.

We find radial similarity solutions to the equation ut = div(um|grad u|n-1grad u). Using these solutions, a comparison theorem, and radial solutions of other authors, we give close upper and lower estimates of the extinction time of entropy solutions for a large class of initial data.