Title | Trends in Nonlinear Analysis [electronic resource] / edited by Markus Kirkilionis, Susanne Krรถmker, Rolf Rannacher, Friedrich Tomi |
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Imprint | Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2003 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05281-5 |

Descript | XV, 419 p. online resource |

SUMMARY

Applied mathematics is a central connecting link between scientific observations and their theoretical interpretation. Nonlinear analysis has surely contributed major developments which nowadays shape the face of applied mathematics. At the beginning of the millennium, all sciences are expanding at increased speed. Technological, ecological, economical and medical problem solving is a central issue of every modern society. Mathematical models help to expose fundamental structures hidden in these problems and serve as unifying tools to deepen our understanding. What are the new challenges applied mathematics has to face with the increased diversity of scientific problems? In which direction should the classical tools of nonlinear analysis be developed further? How do new available technologies influence the development of the field? How can problems be solved which have been beyond reach in former times? It is the aim of this book to explore new developments in the field by way of discussion of selected topics from nonlinear analysis

CONTENT

1 Interview with Willi Jรคger -- 2 Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Reaction-Diffusion Patterns -- 3 Some Nonclassical Trends in Parabolic and Parabolic-like Evolutions -- 4 Mathematical Aspects of Design of Beam Shaping Surfaces in Geometrical Optics -- 5 Recent Developments in Multiscale Problems Coming from Fluid Mechanics -- 6 From Molecular Dynamics to Conformation Dynamics in Drug Design -- 7 A Posteriori Error Estimates and Adaptive Methods for Hyperbolic and Convection Dominated Parabolic Conservation Laws -- 8 On Anisotropic Geometric Diffusion in 3D Image Processing and Image Sequence Analysis -- 9 Population Dynamics: A Mathematical Birdโ{128}{153}s Eye View -- 10 Did Something Change? Thresholds in Population Models -- 11 Multiscale Modeling of Materials โ{128}{148} the Role of Analysis -- Appendix. Color Plates

Mathematics
Life sciences
Mathematical analysis
Analysis (Mathematics)
Computer mathematics
Mathematical models
Physics
Mathematics
Analysis
Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics
Computational Science and Engineering
Mathematical Methods in Physics
Life Sciences general
Environmental Monitoring/Analysis