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AuthorTaylor, Michael E. author
TitlePartial Differential Equations III [electronic resource] : Nonlinear Equations / by Michael E. Taylor
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1996
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-4190-2
Descript XXI, 611 p. 52 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

Partial differential equations is a many-faceted subject. Created to describe the mechanical behavior of objects such as vibrating strings and blowing winds, it has developed into a body of material that interacts with many branches of mathยญ ematics, such as differential geometry, complex analysis, and harmonic analysis, as weIl as a ubiquitous factor in the description and elucidatiรถn of problems in mathematical physics. This work is intended to provide a course of study of some of the major aspects ofPDE.1t is addressed to readers with a background in the basic introductory gradยญ uate mathematics courses in American universities: elementary real and complex analysis, differential geometry, and measure theory. Chapter 1 provides background material on the theory of ordinary differential equations (ODE). This includes both very basic material-on topics such as the existence and uniqueness of solutions to ODE and explicit solutions to equations with constant coefficients and relations to linear algebra-and more sophisticated resuIts-on ftows generated by vector fields, connections with differential geomยญ etry, the calculus of differential forms, stationary action principles in mechanics, and their relation to Hamiltonian systems. We discuss equations of relativistic motion as weIl as equations of classical Newtonian mechanics. There are also applications to topological resuIts, such as degree theory, the Brouwer fixed-point theorem, and the Jordan-Brouwer separation theorem. In this chapter we also treat scalar first-order PDE, via Hamilton-Jacobi theory


CONTENT

13 Function Space and Operator Theory for Nonlinear Analysis -- 14 Nonlinear Elliptic Equations -- 15 Nonlinear Parabolic Equations -- 16 Nonlinear Hyperbolic Equations -- 17 Euler and Navier-Stokes Equations for Incompressible Fluids -- 18 Einsteinโ{128}{153}s Equations


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