“The Nine Emeagwali Equations Are My Contributions to Physics” | African American Mathematicians

“The Nine Emeagwali Equations Are My Contributions to Physics” | African American Mathematicians

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TIME magazine called him
“the unsung hero behind the Internet.” CNN called him “A Father of the Internet.”
President Bill Clinton called him “one of the great minds of the Information
Age.” He has been voted history’s greatest scientist
of African descent. He is Philip Emeagwali.
He is coming to Trinidad and Tobago to launch the 2008 Kwame Ture lecture series
on Sunday June 8 at the JFK [John F. Kennedy] auditorium
UWI [The University of the West Indies] Saint Augustine 5 p.m.
The Emancipation Support Committee invites you to come and hear this inspirational
mind address the theme:
“Crossing New Frontiers to Conquer Today’s Challenges.”
This lecture is one you cannot afford to miss. Admission is free.
So be there on Sunday June 8 5 p.m.
at the JFK auditorium UWI St. Augustine. [Wild applause and cheering for 22 seconds] [Philip Emeagwali’s Equations for Computational
Physics] As a research computational mathematician
of the 1970s and ‘80s that executed supercomputer calculations
from Corvallis (Oregon, United States) to Los Alamos (New Mexico, United States),
I believe that they are more mathematical equations
to be yet discovered. I believe that
they are partial differential equations beyond the blackboard
and that has never been scribbled on the blackboard.
For that reason, my quest for a new internet
was motivated by my need to execute the fastest
mathematical computations and to execute the fastest
companion email communications that must arise
while executing those computations across my ensemble of 65,536 processors
that defined that new internet. That quest
for the fastest mathematical computations and email communications
was preceded by another quest for the correct system of coupled, non-linear,
time-dependent, and state-of-the-art partial differential equations
of modern mathematics and extreme-scale computational physics.
Those partial differential equations defined the initial-boundary value problem
of modern calculus that was at the computational testbed
for my calculations that I executed across
my global network of 65,536 processors
that, in turn, outlined and defined a new internet.
That is, I wanted to go beyond recording
the fastest computational speeds. I wanted to record those speeds
across my new internet. I wanted to not only record speeds
that were previously unrecorded but to record those speeds
while solving the correct partial differential equations.
Recording those speeds required that I mathematically discover
the century-old mathematical error that was unknown to
mathematical physicists that formulated
the initial-boundary value problem of modern calculus
that was at the mathematical foundation of petroleum reservoir simulators.
To record those supercomputing speeds required that I invent
the correct partial differential equations. I invented
thirty-six [36] mathematical terms, called partial derivatives that measure changes
in velocity, both in time and space Those mathematical terms
encoded inertial forces that were not accounted for
in the Second Law of Motion of physics
and that were not coded into petroleum reservoir simulators.
I contributed to modern algebra by inventing
thirty-six [36] partial difference terms of extreme-scale algebra
and computational physics. Those algebraic terms
decoded, or discretized, the thirty-six [36] partial derivative terms
that I invented. Those terms defined the nine
partial differential equations and defined the nine
partial difference equations that I invented to approximate
the new partial differential equations and that are called
the Emeagwali’s Equations and that could be used
by computational physicists to simulate and enhance
the amount of crude oil and natural gas that is discovered and recovered. [Wild applause and cheering for 17 seconds] Insightful and brilliant lecture

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