An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

Author: Yehuda Pinchover,Jacob Rubinstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521848862

Category: Mathematics

Page: 371

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A complete introduction to partial differential equations. A textbook aimed at students of mathematics, physics and engineering.

Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations

Finite Difference Methods

Author: Gordon D. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198596509

Category: Mathematics

Page: 337

View: 1393


Substantially revised, this authoritative study covers the standard finite difference methods of parabolic, hyperbolic, and elliptic equations, and includes the concomitant theoretical work on consistency, stability, and convergence. The new edition includes revised and greatly expanded sections on stability based on the Lax-Richtmeyer definition, the application of Pade approximants to systems of ordinary differential equations for parabolic and hyperbolic equations, and a considerably improved presentation of iterative methods. A fast-paced introduction to numerical methods, this will be a useful volume for students of mathematics and engineering, and for postgraduates and professionals who need a clear, concise grounding in this discipline.

Numerical Data Fitting in Dynamical Systems

A Practical Introduction with Applications and Software

Author: Klaus Schittkowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441957626

Category: Computers

Page: 396

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Real life phenomena in engineering, natural, or medical sciences are often described by a mathematical model with the goal to analyze numerically the behaviour of the system. Advantages of mathematical models are their cheap availability, the possibility of studying extreme situations that cannot be handled by experiments, or of simulating real systems during the design phase before constructing a first prototype. Moreover, they serve to verify decisions, to avoid expensive and time consuming experimental tests, to analyze, understand, and explain the behaviour of systems, or to optimize design and production. As soon as a mathematical model contains differential dependencies from an additional parameter, typically the time, we call it a dynamical model. There are two key questions always arising in a practical environment: 1 Is the mathematical model correct? 2 How can I quantify model parameters that cannot be measured directly? In principle, both questions are easily answered as soon as some experimental data are available. The idea is to compare measured data with predicted model function values and to minimize the differences over the whole parameter space. We have to reject a model if we are unable to find a reasonably accurate fit. To summarize, parameter estimation or data fitting, respectively, is extremely important in all practical situations, where a mathematical model and corresponding experimental data are available to describe the behaviour of a dynamical system.

Theory and Computation of Hydrodynamic Stability

Author: W. O. Criminale,T. L. Jackson,Ronald Douglas Joslin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521632003

Category: Mathematics

Page: 441

View: 9908


Graduate text/reference with exercises, computer code on basic topic in fluid dynamics.

Partial Differential Equations of Applied Mathematics

Author: Erich Zauderer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118031407

Category: Mathematics

Page: 968

View: 9772


This new edition features the latest tools for modeling, characterizing, and solving partial differential equations The Third Edition of this classic text offers a comprehensive guide to modeling, characterizing, and solving partial differential equations (PDEs). The author provides all the theory and tools necessary to solve problems via exact, approximate, and numerical methods. The Third Edition retains all the hallmarks of its previous editions, including an emphasis on practical applications, clear writing style and logical organization, and extensive use of real-world examples. Among the new and revised material, the book features: * A new section at the end of each original chapter, exhibiting the use of specially constructed Maple procedures that solve PDEs via many of the methods presented in the chapters. The results can be evaluated numerically or displayed graphically. * Two new chapters that present finite difference and finite element methods for the solution of PDEs. Newly constructed Maple procedures are provided and used to carry out each of these methods. All the numerical results can be displayed graphically. * A related FTP site that includes all the Maple code used in the text. * New exercises in each chapter, and answers to many of the exercises are provided via the FTP site. A supplementary Instructor's Solutions Manual is available. The book begins with a demonstration of how the three basic types of equations-parabolic, hyperbolic, and elliptic-can be derived from random walk models. It then covers an exceptionally broad range of topics, including questions of stability, analysis of singularities, transform methods, Green's functions, and perturbation and asymptotic treatments. Approximation methods for simplifying complicated problems and solutions are described, and linear and nonlinear problems not easily solved by standard methods are examined in depth. Examples from the fields of engineering and physical sciences are used liberally throughout the text to help illustrate how theory and techniques are applied to actual problems. With its extensive use of examples and exercises, this text is recommended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in engineering, science, and applied mathematics, as well as professionals in any of these fields. It is possible to use the text, as in the past, without use of the new Maple material.

Function Spaces and Partial Differential Equations

2 Volume set

Author: Ali Taheri

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019104783X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 500

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This is a book written primarily for graduate students and early researchers in the fields of Analysis and Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). Coverage of the material is essentially self-contained, extensive and novel with great attention to details and rigour. The strength of the book primarily lies in its clear and detailed explanations, scope and coverage, highlighting and presenting deep and profound inter-connections between different related and seemingly unrelated disciplines within classical and modern mathematics and above all the extensive collection of examples, worked-out and hinted exercises. There are well over 700 exercises of varying level leading the reader from the basics to the most advanced levels and frontiers of research. The book can be used either for independent study or for a year-long graduate level course. In fact it has its origin in a year-long graduate course taught by the author in Oxford in 2004-5 and various parts of it in other institutions later on. A good number of distinguished researchers and faculty in mathematics worldwide have started their research career from the course that formed the basis for this book.

Mathematical Models in Applied Mechanics

Author: Alan B. Tayler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198515593

Category: Mathematics

Page: 280

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Mathematical Models in Applied Mechanics is perfectly designed for final year undergraduate and graduate students. This textbook utilizes the power of mathematics in solving practical, scientific and technical problems through mathematical modeling techniques. Taken from real-life situations, the text includes twenty-one ordered problems, which gives students the ability to develop the skills necessary to create new situational models.

Applying Maths in the Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences

An Example-based Approach

Author: Godfrey Beddard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199230919

Category: Mathematics

Page: 786

View: 1518


Applying Maths in the Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences uses an extensive array of examples to demonstrate how mathematics is applied to probe and understand chemical and biological systems. It also embeds the use of software, showing how the application of maths and use of software now go hand-in-hand.

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.

Numerical Methods for Delay Differential Equations

Author: Alfredo Bellen,Marino Zennaro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198506546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

View: 6413


This unique book describes, analyses, and improves various approaches and techniques for the numerical solution of delay differential equations. It includes a list of available codes and also aids the reader in writing his or her own.

Mathematical Handbook for Scientists and Engineers

Definitions, Theorems, and Formulas for Reference and Review

Author: Granino A. Korn,Theresa M. Korn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320235

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1152

View: 3147


Convenient access to information from every area of mathematics: Fourier transforms, Z transforms, linear and nonlinear programming, calculus of variations, random-process theory, special functions, combinatorial analysis, game theory, much more.