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Initial-Boundary Value Problems and the Navier-Stokes EquationsInitial-Boundary Value Problems and the Navier-Stokes Equations

Heinz-Otto Kreiss and Jens Lorenz

Classics in Applied Mathematics 47

Initial-Boundary Value Problems and the Navier-Stokes Equations gives an introduction to the vast subject of initial and initial-boundary value problems for PDEs. Applications to parabolic and hyperbolic systems are emphasized in this text. The Navier-Stokes equations for compressible and incompressible flows are taken as an example to illustrate the results.

Researchers and graduate students in applied mathematics and engineering will find Initial-Boundary Value Problems and the Navier-Stokes Equations invaluable. The subjects addressed in the book, such as the well-posedness of initial-boundary value problems, are of frequent interest when PDEs are used in modeling or when they are solved numerically. The book explains the principles of these subjects. The reader will learn what well-posedness or ill-posedness means and how it can be demonstrated for concrete problems. There are many new results, in particular on the Navier-Stokes equations.

When the book was written, the main intent was to write a text on initial-boundary value problems that was accessible to a rather wide audience. Therefore, functional analytical prerequisites were kept to a minimum or were developed in the book. Boundary conditions are analyzed without first proving trace theorems, and similar simplications have been used throughout. The direct approach to the subject still gives a valuable introduction to an important area of applied analysis.


This book continues to be useful to researchers and graduate students in applied math and engineering.


Preface to the Classics Edition; Errata; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Navier-Stokes Equations; Chapter 2: Constant-Coefficient Cauchy Problems; Chapter 3: Linear Variable-Coefficient Cauchy Problems in 1D; Chapter 4: A Nonlinear Example: Burgersí Equations; Chapter 5: Nonlinear Systems in One Space Dimension; Chapter 6: The Cauchy Problem for Systems in Several Dimensions; Chapter 7: Initial-Boundary Value Problems in One Space Dimension; Chapter 8: Initial-Boundary Value Problems in Several Space Dimensions; Chapter 9: The Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations: The Spatially Periodic Case; Chapter 10: The Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations under Initial and Boundary Conditions; Appendix 1: Notations and Results from Linear Algebra; Appendix 2: Interpolation; Appendix 3: Sobolev Inequalities; Appendix 4: Application of the Arzela-Ascoil Theorem; References; Author Index; Subject Index.

2004 / xvii + 420 pages / Softcover / ISBN-13: 978-0-898715-65-1 / ISBN-10: 0-89871-565-2 /
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