Ivar Stakgold
Classics in Applied Mathematics 29
For more than 30 years, this twovolume set has helped prepare graduate students to use partial differential equations and integral equations to handle significant problems arising in applied mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences. Originally published in 1967, this graduatelevel introduction is devoted to the mathematics needed for the modern approach to boundary value problems using Green's functions and using eigenvalue expansions.
Now a part of SIAM's Classics series, these volumes contain a large number of concrete, interesting examples of boundary value problems for partial differential equations that cover a variety of applications that are still relevant today. For example, there is substantial treatment of the Helmholtz equation and scattering theorysubjects that play a central role in contemporary inverse problems in acoustics and electromagnetic theory.
Audience
Readers should have a background in advanced calculus and elementary complex variables in order to benefit from these volumes.
Contents
VOLUME I. Preface to the Classics Edition; Preface; Chapter 1: The Green's Function; Chapter 2: Introduction to Linear Spaces; Chapter 3: Linear Integral Equations; Chapter 4: Spectral Theory of SecondOrder Differential Operators; Appendix A: Static and Dynamic Problems for Strings and Membranes; Static and Dynamic Problems for Beams and Plates; The Equation of Heat Conduction; Appendix B: Bessel Functions; Wronskian Relationships; The Modified Bessel Function; The Behavior of Cylinder Functions at Zero and at Infinity; Index.
VOLUME II. Preface to the Classics Edition; Preface; Chapter 5: Distributions and Generalized Solutions; Chapter 6: Potential Theory; Chapter 7: Equations of Evolution; Chapter 8: Variational and Related Methods; Appendix A: Spherical Harmonics; Appendix B: Asymptotic Expansions; Suggested Additional Readings; Index.
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2000 / xii + 340 pages (Vol. I); xiv + 408 pages (Vol II) / Softcover / ISBN13: 9780898714562 / ISBN10: 0898714567 / List Price $93.00 / SIAM Member Price $65.10 / Order Code CL29
