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AuthorDavies, B. author
TitleIntegral Transforms and their Applications [electronic resource] / by B. Davies
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1985
Edition Second Edition
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Descript XV, 419 p. online resource


In preparing this second edition I have restricted myself to making small corrections and changes to the first edition. Two chapters have had extensive changes made. First, the material of Sections 14.1 and 14.2 has been rewritten to make explicit reference to the book of Bleistein and Handelsman, which appeared after the original Chapter 14 had been written. Second, Chapter 21, on numerical methods, has been rewritten to take account of comparative work which was done by the author and Brian Martin, and published as a review paper. The material for all of these chapters was in fact, prepared for a translaยญ tion of the book. Considerable thought has been given to a much more comยญ prehensive revision and expansion of the book. In particular, there have been spectacular advances in the solution of some non-linear problems using isospectra1 methods, which may be reยญ garded as a generalization of the Fourier transform. However, the subject is a large one, and even a modest introduction would have added substantially to the book. Moreover, the recent book by Dodd et al. is at a similar level to the present volume. Similarly, I have refrained from expanding the chapter on numยญ erical methods into a complete new part of the book, since a specialized monograph on numerical methods is in preparation in collaboration with a colleague


I: The Laplace Transform -- 1. Definition and Elementary Properties -- 2. The Inversion Theorem -- 3. Ordinary Differential Equations -- 4. Partial Differential Equations -- 5. Integral Equations -- 6. The Inversion Integral -- II: The Fourier Transform -- 7. Definitions and Elementary Properties -- 8. Application to Partial Differential Equations -- 9. Generalized Functions -- 10. Greekโ{128}{153}s Functions -- 11. Fourier Transforms in Two or More Variables -- III: Other Important Transforms -- 12. Mellin Transforms -- 13. Mellin Transforms in Summation -- 14. Integrals Involving a Parameter -- 15. Hankel Transforms -- 16. Dual Integral Equations -- 17. Integral Transforms Generated by Greenโ{128}{153}s Functions -- IV: Special Techniques -- 18. The Wiener-Hopf Technique -- 19. Methods Based on Cauchy Integrals -- 20. Laplaceโ{128}{153}s Method for Ordinary Differential Equations -- 21. Numerical Inversion of Laplace Transforms -- Appendices -- A: The Factorial Function -- B: Riemannโ{128}{153}s Zeta Function -- C: The Exponential Integral

Mathematics Functions of real variables Mathematics Real Functions


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