# Reacting Flows: Combustion and Chemical Reactors, Part 1

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*Geoffrey Ludford*

These two volumes represent the culmination of the Special Year
‘84–’85 in Reacting Flows held at Cornell University. As the proceedings of
the 1985 AMS/SIAM Summer Seminar in Applied Mathematics, the volumes focus on
both mathematical and computational questions in combustion and chemical
reactors. They are addressed to researchers and graduate students in the
theory of reacting flows. Together they provide a sound basis and many
incentives for future research, especially in computational aspects of reacting
flows.

Although the theory of reacting flows has developed rapidly, researchers in
the two subareas of combustion and chemical reactors have not communicated.
The main goal of this seminar was to synthesize the mathematical theory and
bring it to the interface with large-scale computing.

All of the papers have high research value, but the first five introductory
lectures should be especially noted.