Partial Differential Equations


Author: Lawrence C. Evans
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821849743
Category: Mathematics
Page: 749
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This is the second edition of the now definitive text on partial differential equations (PDE). It offers a comprehensive survey of modern techniques in the theoretical study of PDE with particular emphasis on nonlinear equations. Its wide scope and clear exposition make it a great text for a graduate course in PDE. For this edition, the author has made numerous changes, including a new chapter on nonlinear wave equations, more than 80 new exercises, several new sections, a significantly expanded bibliography. About the First Edition: I have used this book for both regular PDE and topics courses. It has a wonderful combination of insight and technical detail. ... Evans' book is evidence of his mastering of the field and the clarity of presentation. --Luis Caffarelli, University of Texas It is fun to teach from Evans' book. It explains many of the essential ideas and techniques of partial differential equations ... Every graduate student in analysis should read it. --David Jerison, MIT I use Partial Differential Equations to prepare my students for their Topic exam, which is a requirement before starting working on their dissertation. The book provides an excellent account of PDE's ... I am very happy with the preparation it provides my students. --Carlos Kenig, University of Chicago Evans' book has already attained the status of a classic. It is a clear choice for students just learning the subject, as well as for experts who wish to broaden their knowledge ... An outstanding reference for many aspects of the field. --Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford University

Optimale Steuerung partieller Differentialgleichungen

Theorie, Verfahren und Anwendungen
Author: Fredi Tröltzsch
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322968448
Category: Mathematics
Page: 298
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Die mathematische Theorie der optimalen Steuerung hat sich im Zusammenhang mit Berechnungen für die Luft- und Raumfahrt schnell zu einem wichtigen und eigenständigen Gebiet der angewandten Mathematik entwickelt. Die optimale Steuerung durch partielle Differentialgleichungen modellierter Prozesse wird eine numerische Herausforderung der Zukunft sein. Sie erfordert die Analysis nichtlinearer partieller Differentialgleichungen, Optimierung im Funktionenraum, nichtlineare Funktionalanalysis sowie Optimierungsverfahren für extrem große Aufgaben. Im Buch werden entsprechende Grundlagen mit langsam steigendem Schwierigkeitsgrad entwickelt. Grundkenntnisse zu partiellen Differentialgleichungen und der Funktionalanalysis werden jeweils dort gebracht, wo sie konkret nötig sind. Das Buch enthält viele Beispiele und eignet sich als Grundlage für Vorlesungen und Seminare.

Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations and Geometric Optics


Author: Jeffrey Rauch
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821872915
Category: Mathematics
Page: 363
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This book introduces graduate students and researchers in mathematics and the sciences to the multifaceted subject of the equations of hyperbolic type, which are used, in particular, to describe propagation of waves at finite speed. Among the topics carefully presented in the book are nonlinear geometric optics, the asymptotic analysis of short wavelength solutions, and nonlinear interaction of such waves. Studied in detail are the damping of waves, resonance, dispersive decay, and solutions to the compressible Euler equations with dense oscillations created by resonant interactions. Many fundamental results are presented for the first time in a textbook format. In addition to dense oscillations, these include the treatment of precise speed of propagation and the existence and stability questions for the three wave interaction equations. One of the strengths of this book is its careful motivation of ideas and proofs, showing how they evolve from related, simpler cases. This makes the book quite useful to both researchers and graduate students interested in hyperbolic partial differential equations. Numerous exercises encourage active participation of the reader. The author is a professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan. A recognized expert in partial differential equations, he has made important contributions to the transformation of three areas of hyperbolic partial differential equations: nonlinear microlocal analysis, the control of waves, and nonlinear geometric optics.

A Basic Course in Partial Differential Equations


Author: Qing Han
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821852558
Category: Mathematics
Page: 293
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This is a textbook for an introductory graduate course on partial differential equations. Han focuses on linear equations of first and second order. An important feature of his treatment is that the majority of the techniques are applicable more generally. In particular, Han emphasizes a priori estimates throughout the text, even for those equations that can be solved explicitly. Such estimates are indispensable tools for proving the existence and uniqueness of solutions to PDEs, being especially important for nonlinear equations. The estimates are also crucial to establishing properties of the solutions, such as the continuous dependence on parameters. Han's book is suitable for students interested in the mathematical theory of partial differential equations, either as an overview of the subject or as an introduction leading to further study.

Partial Differential Equations

An Introduction
Author: David Colton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486138437
Category: Mathematics
Page: 320
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This text offers students in mathematics, engineering, and the applied sciences a solid foundation for advanced studies in mathematics. Features coverage of integral equations and basic scattering theory. Includes exercises, many with answers. 1988 edition.

Partielle Differentialgleichungen

Eine Einführung
Author: Walter A. Strauss
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 366312486X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 458
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Dieses Buch ist eine umfassende Einführung in die klassischen Lösungsmethoden partieller Differentialgleichungen. Es wendet sich an Leser mit Kenntnissen aus einem viersemestrigen Grundstudium der Mathematik (und Physik) und legt seinen Schwerpunkt auf die explizite Darstellung der Lösungen. Es ist deshalb besonders auch für Anwender (Physiker, Ingenieure) sowie für Nichtspezialisten, die die Methoden der mathematischen Physik kennenlernen wollen, interessant. Durch die große Anzahl von Beispielen und Übungsaufgaben eignet es sich gut zum Gebrauch neben Vorlesungen sowie zum Selbststudium.

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations


Author: Peter J. Olver
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319020994
Category: Mathematics
Page: 636
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This textbook is designed for a one year course covering the fundamentals of partial differential equations, geared towards advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in mathematics, science, engineering, and elsewhere. The exposition carefully balances solution techniques, mathematical rigor, and significant applications, all illustrated by numerous examples. Extensive exercise sets appear at the end of almost every subsection, and include straightforward computational problems to develop and reinforce new techniques and results, details on theoretical developments and proofs, challenging projects both computational and conceptual, and supplementary material that motivates the student to delve further into the subject. No previous experience with the subject of partial differential equations or Fourier theory is assumed, the main prerequisites being undergraduate calculus, both one- and multi-variable, ordinary differential equations, and basic linear algebra. While the classical topics of separation of variables, Fourier analysis, boundary value problems, Green's functions, and special functions continue to form the core of an introductory course, the inclusion of nonlinear equations, shock wave dynamics, symmetry and similarity, the Maximum Principle, financial models, dispersion and solutions, Huygens' Principle, quantum mechanical systems, and more make this text well attuned to recent developments and trends in this active field of contemporary research. Numerical approximation schemes are an important component of any introductory course, and the text covers the two most basic approaches: finite differences and finite elements.

Partial Differential Equations I

Basic Theory
Author: Michael Eugene Taylor,Eberhard Zeidler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387946535
Category: Mathematics
Page: 563
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This book is intended to be a comprehensive introduction to the subject of partial differential equations. It should be useful to graduate students at all levels beyond that of a basic course in measure theory. It should also be of interest to professional mathematicians in analysis, mathematical physics, and differential geometry. This work will be divided into three volumes, the first of which focuses on the theory of ordinary differential equations and a survey of basic linear PDEs.

Partial Differential Equations


Author: Jürgen Jost
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461448093
Category: Mathematics
Page: 410
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This book offers an ideal graduate-level introduction to the theory of partial differential equations. The first part of the book describes the basic mathematical problems and structures associated with elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic partial differential equations, and explores the connections between these fundamental types. Aspects of Brownian motion or pattern formation processes are also presented. The second part focuses on existence schemes and develops estimates for solutions of elliptic equations, such as Sobolev space theory, weak and strong solutions, Schauder estimates, and Moser iteration. In particular, the reader will learn the basic techniques underlying current research in elliptic partial differential equations. This revised and expanded third edition is enhanced with many additional examples that will help motivate the reader. New features include a reorganized and extended chapter on hyperbolic equations, as well as a new chapter on the relations between different types of partial differential equations, including first-order hyperbolic systems, Langevin and Fokker-Planck equations, viscosity solutions for elliptic PDEs, and much more. Also, the new edition contains additional material on systems of elliptic partial differential equations, and it explains in more detail how the Harnack inequality can be used for the regularity of solutions.

Introduction to Partial Differential Equations


Author: David Borthwick
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319489364
Category: Mathematics
Page: 283
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This modern take on partial differential equations does not require knowledge beyond vector calculus and linear algebra. The author focuses on the most important classical partial differential equations, including conservation equations and their characteristics, the wave equation, the heat equation, function spaces, and Fourier series, drawing on tools from analysis only as they arise. Within each section the author creates a narrative that answers the five questions: What is the scientific problem we are trying to understand? How do we model that with PDE? What techniques can we use to analyze the PDE? How do those techniques apply to this equation? What information or insight did we obtain by developing and analyzing the PDE? The text stresses the interplay between modeling and mathematical analysis, providing a thorough source of problems and an inspiration for the development of methods.

Mathematical Physics with Partial Differential Equations


Author: James Kirkwood
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128147601
Category: Mathematics
Page: 492
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Mathematical Physics with Partial Differential Equations, Second Edition, is designed for upper division undergraduate and beginning graduate students taking mathematical physics taught out by math departments. The new edition is based on the success of the first, with a continuing focus on clear presentation, detailed examples, mathematical rigor and a careful selection of topics. It presents the familiar classical topics and methods of mathematical physics with more extensive coverage of the three most important partial differential equations in the field of mathematical physics—the heat equation, the wave equation and Laplace’s equation. The book presents the most common techniques of solving these equations, and their derivations are developed in detail for a deeper understanding of mathematical applications. Unlike many physics-leaning mathematical physics books on the market, this work is heavily rooted in math, making the book more appealing for students wanting to progress in mathematical physics, with particularly deep coverage of Green’s functions, the Fourier transform, and the Laplace transform. A salient characteristic is the focus on fewer topics but at a far more rigorous level of detail than comparable undergraduate-facing textbooks. The depth of some of these topics, such as the Dirac-delta distribution, is not matched elsewhere. New features in this edition include: novel and illustrative examples from physics including the 1-dimensional quantum mechanical oscillator, the hydrogen atom and the rigid rotor model; chapter-length discussion of relevant functions, including the Hermite polynomials, Legendre polynomials, Laguerre polynomials and Bessel functions; and all-new focus on complex examples only solvable by multiple methods. Introduces and evaluates numerous physical and engineering concepts in a rigorous mathematical framework Provides extremely detailed mathematical derivations and solutions with extensive proofs and weighting for application potential Explores an array of detailed examples from physics that give direct application to rigorous mathematics Offers instructors useful resources for teaching, including an illustrated instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentations in each chapter and a solutions manual

Recent Developments in Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

The Second Symposium on Analysis and PDE's, June 7-10, 2004, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Author: Donatella Danielli
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821837400
Category: Mathematics
Page: 133
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This volume contains research and expository articles based on talks presented at the 2nd Symposium on Analysis and PDEs, held at Purdue University. The Symposium focused on topics related to the theory and applications of nonlinear partial differential equations that are at the forefront of current international research. Papers in this volume provide a comprehensive account of many of the recent developments in the field. The topics featured in this volume include: kinetic formulations of nonlinear PDEs; recent unique continuation results and their applications; concentrations and constrained Hamilton-Jacobi equations; nonlinear Schrodinger equations; quasiminimal sets for Hausdorff measures; Schrodinger flows into Kahler manifolds; and parabolic obstacle problems with applications to finance. The clear and concise presentation in many articles makes this volume suitable for both researchers and graduate students.

Optimal Control of Partial Differential Equations

Theory, Methods, and Applications
Author: Fredi Tröltzsch
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821849042
Category: Mathematics
Page: 399
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"Optimal control theory is concerned with finding control functions that minimize cost functions for systems described by differential equations. The methods have found widespread applications in aeronautics, mechanical engineering, the life sciences, and many other disciplines. This book focuses on optimal control problems where the state equation is an elliptic or parabolic partial differential equation. Included are topics such as the existence of optimal solutions, necessary optimality conditions and adjoint equations, second-order sufficient conditions, and main principles of selected numerical techniques. It also contains a survey on the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker theory of nonlinear programming in Banach spaces. The exposition begins with control problems with linear equations, quadratic cost functions and control constraints. To make the book self-contained, basic facts on weak solutions of elliptic and parabolic equations are introduced. Principles of functional analysis are introduced and explained as they are needed. Many simple examples illustrate the theory and its hidden difficulties. This start to the book makes it fairly self-contained and suitable for advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students. Advanced control problems for nonlinear partial differential equations are also discussed. As prerequisites, results on boundedness and continuity of solutions to semilinear elliptic and parabolic equations are addressed. These topics are not yet readily available in books on PDEs, making the exposition also interesting for researchers. Alongside the main theme of the analysis of problems of optimal control, Tr'oltzsch also discusses numerical techniques. The exposition is confined to brief introductions into the basic ideas in order to give the reader an impression of how the theory can be realized numerically. After reading this book, the reader will be familiar with the main principles of the numerical analysis of PDE-constrained optimization."--Publisher's description.

Lecture Notes on Functional Analysis

With Applications to Linear Partial Differential Equations
Author: Alberto Bressan
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821887718
Category: Mathematics
Page: 250
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This textbook is addressed to graduate students in mathematics or other disciplines who wish to understand the essential concepts of functional analysis and their applications to partial differential equations. The book is intentionally concise, presenting all the fundamental concepts and results but omitting the more specialized topics. Enough of the theory of Sobolev spaces and semigroups of linear operators is included as needed to develop significant applications to elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic PDEs. Throughout the book, care has been taken to explain the connections between theorems in functional analysis and familiar results of finite-dimensional linear algebra. The main concepts and ideas used in the proofs are illustrated with a large number of figures. A rich collection of homework problems is included at the end of most chapters. The book is suitable as a text for a one-semester graduate course.

An Elementary Course in Partial Differential Equations


Author: T. Amaranath
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449657540
Category: Mathematics
Page: 156
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An Elementary Course in Partial Differential Equations is a concise, 1-term introduction to partial differential equations for the upper-level undergraduate/graduate course in Mathematics, Engineering and Science. Divided into two accessible parts, the first half of the text presents first-order differential equations while the later half is devoted to the study of second-order partial differential equations. Numerous applications and exercises throughout allow students to test themselves on key material discussed.

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Hyperbolic Wave Phenomena

2008-2009 Research Program on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations, Centre for Advanced Study of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, Oslo, Norway
Author: Norske videnskaps-akademi. Research Program on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 082184976X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 389
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This volume presents the state of the art in several directions of research conducted by renowned mathematicians who participated in the research program on Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations at the Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, Norway, during the academic year 2008-09. The main theme of the volume is nonlinear partial differential equations that model a wide variety of wave phenomena. Topics discussed include systems of conservation laws, compressible Navier-Stokes equations, Navier-Stokes-Korteweg type systems in models for phase transitions, nonlinear evolution equations, degenerate/mixed type equations in fluid mechanics and differential geometry, nonlinear dispersive wave equations (Korteweg-de Vries, Camassa-Holm type, etc.), and Poisson interface problems and level set formulations.

Stochastic Partial Differential Equations


Author: Sergey V. Lototsky,Boris L. Rozovsky
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319586475
Category: Mathematics
Page: 508
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Taking readers with a basic knowledge of probability and real analysis to the frontiers of a very active research discipline, this textbook provides all the necessary background from functional analysis and the theory of PDEs. It covers the main types of equations (elliptic, hyperbolic and parabolic) and discusses different types of random forcing. The objective is to give the reader the necessary tools to understand the proofs of existing theorems about SPDEs (from other sources) and perhaps even to formulate and prove a few new ones. Most of the material could be covered in about 40 hours of lectures, as long as not too much time is spent on the general discussion of stochastic analysis in infinite dimensions. As the subject of SPDEs is currently making the transition from the research level to that of a graduate or even undergraduate course, the book attempts to present enough exercise material to fill potential exams and homework assignments. Exercises appear throughout and are usually directly connected to the material discussed at a particular place in the text. The questions usually ask to verify something, so that the reader already knows the answer and, if pressed for time, can move on. Accordingly, no solutions are provided, but there are often hints on how to proceed. The book will be of interest to everybody working in the area of stochastic analysis, from beginning graduate students to experts in the field.

Abstract Methods in Partial Differential Equations


Author: Robert W. Carroll
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486263282
Category: Mathematics
Page: 384
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Detailed, self-contained treatment examines modern abstract methods in partial differential equations, especially abstract evolution equations. Suitable for graduate students with some previous exposure to classical partial differential equations. 1969 edition.

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations in Differential Geometry


Author: Robert Hardt
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821804315
Category: Mathematics
Page: 339
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What distinguishes differential geometry in the last half of the twentieth century from its earlier history is the use of nonlinear partial differential equations in the study of curved manifolds, submanifolds, mapping problems, and function theory on manifolds, among other topics. The differential equations appear as tools and as objects of study, with analytic and geometric advances fueling each other in the current explosion of progress in this area of geometry in the last twenty years. This book contains lecture notes of minicourses at the Regional Geometry Institute at Park City, Utah, in July 1992. Presented here are surveys of breaking developments in a number of areas of nonlinear partial differential equations in differential geometry. The authors of the articles are not only excellent expositors, but are also leaders in this field of research. All of the articles provide in-depth treatment of the topics and require few prerequisites and less background than current research articles.