Elliptic Partial Differential Equations: Volume 2: Reaction-Diffusion Equations by Vitaly VolpertElliptic Partial Differential Equations: Volume 2: Reaction-Diffusion Equations by Vitaly Volpert

Elliptic Partial Differential Equations: Volume 2: Reaction-Diffusion Equations

byVitaly Volpert

Hardcover | May 20, 2014

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If we had to formulate in one sentence what this book is about, it might be "How partial differential equations can help to understand heat explosion, tumor growth or evolution of biological species". These and many other applications are described by reaction-diffusion equations. The theory of reaction-diffusion equations appeared in the first half of the last century. In the present time, it is widely used in population dynamics, chemical physics, biomedical modelling. The purpose of this book is to present the mathematical theory of reaction-diffusion equations in the context of their numerous applications. We will go from the general mathematical theory to specific equations and then to their applications. Existence, stability and bifurcations of solutions will be studied for bounded domains and in the case of travelling waves. The classical theory of reaction-diffusion equations and new topics such as nonlocal equations and multi-scale models in biology will be considered.
Vitaly Volpert started his scientific career in Russia and continued it in the USA and in France. He works on partial differential equations and on mathematical modelling in chemical physics, biology and medicine. He is an author of more than 200 scientific publications including three monographs.
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Title:Elliptic Partial Differential Equations: Volume 2: Reaction-Diffusion EquationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:784 pagesPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3034808127

ISBN - 13:9783034808125

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction to the theory of reaction-diffusion equations.- Chapter 1. Reaction-diffusion processes, models and applications.- 1. Chemical physics.- 2. Population dynamics.- 3. Biomedical models.- 4. Mathematical analysis of reaction-diffusion equations.- Chapter 2. Methods of analysis.- 1. Operators and spaces.- 2. Topological degree.- 3. Maximum principle, positiveness and comparison theorems.- 4. Spectrum and stability.- Chapter 3. Reaction-diffusion problems in bounded domains.- 1. Existence of solutions.- 2. Spectrum and stability.- 3. Bifurcation of dissipative structures.- Chapter 4. Reaction-diffusion problems on the whole axis.- 1. Travelling waves.- 2. Non-autonomous equations.- 3. Applications.- II. Reaction-diffusion waves in cylinders.- Chapter 5. Monotone systems.- 1. Differential-difference equations.- 2. Homotopy of waves.- 3. Minimax representation of the wave speed.- 4. Monostable case.- Chapter 6. Reaction-diffusion problems with convection.- 1. Formulation of reaction-diffusion-convection problems.- 2. Reaction-diffusion-convection operators in unbounded cylinders.- 3. Bifurcations of convective waves.- 4. Existence of reaction-diffusion convection waves.- 5. Convection in reactive systems.- Chapter 7. Reaction-diffusion systems with different diffusion coefficients.- 1. Formulation and main results.- 2. Integro-differential problem.- 3. Bifurcations of waves.- Chapter 8. Nonlinear boundary conditions.- 1. Bounded domains.- 2. Travelling waves.- III. Nonlocal and multi-scale models.- Chapter 9. Nonlocal reaction-diffusion equations.- 1. Nonlocal equations in bounded domains.- 2. Nonlocal equations on the whole axis.- 3. Wave existence.- 4. Existence and stability of pulses.- 5. Evolution equations.- Chapter 10. Multi-scale models in biology.- 1. Cell population dynamics.- 2. Multi-scale models with intracellular kinetics.- 3. Models with cell transport.- 4. Applications in physiology.- Bibliographical comments.- Concluding remarks.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Index.

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"This volume is concerned with the mathematical analysis of reaction-diffusion partial differential equations in relationship with their multiple applications. . This volume is useful to researchers in pure and applied nonlinear analysis and to graduate students in mathematics and mathematical physics." (Vicentiu D. Radulescu, Mathematical Reviews, November, 2015)