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Preface to the Third Edition * Preface to the Second Edition * Preface to the First Edition * Chapter 1. The Dirac Delta Function and Delta Sequences * 1.1 The Heaviside Function * 1.2 The Dirac Delta Function * 1.3 The Delta Sequences * 1.4 A Unit Dipole * 1.5 The Heaviside Sequences * Exercises * Chapter 2. The Schwartz-Sobolev Theory of Distributions * 2.1 Some Introductory Definitions * 2.2 Test Functions * 2.3 Linear Functionals and the Schwartz-Sobolev Theory of Distributions * 2.4 Examples * 2.5 Algebraic Operations on Distributions * 2.6 Analytic Operations on Distributions * 2.7 Examples * 2.8 The Support and Singular Support of a Distribution Exercises * Chapter 3. Additional Properties of Distributions * 3.1 Transformation Properties of the Delta Distributions * 3.2 Convergence of Distributions * 3.3 Delta Sequences with Parametric Dependence * 3.4 Fourier Series * 3.5 Examples * 3.6 The Delta Function as a Stieltjes Integral Exercises * Chapter 4. Distributions Defined by Divergent Integrals * 4.1 Introduction * 4.2 The Pseudofunction H(x)/x n , n = 1, 2,3, * 4.3 Functions with Algebraic Singularity of Order m * 4.4 Examples * Exercises * Chapter 5. Distributional Derivatives of Functions with Jump Discontinuities * 5.1 Distributional Derivatives in R 1 * 5.2 Moving Surfaces of Discontinuity in R n , n 2 * 5.3 Surface Distributions * 5.4 Various Other Representations * 5.5 First-Order Distributional Derivatives * 5.6 Second Order Distributional Derivatives * 5.7 Higher-Order Distributional Derivatives * 5.8 The Two-Dimensional Case * 5.9 Examples * 5.10 The Function Pf ( l/r ) and its Derivatives * Chapter 6. Tempered Distributions and the Fourier Transforms * 6.1 Preliminary Concepts * 6.2 Distributions of Slow Growth (Tempered Distributions) * 6.3 The Fourier Transform * 6.4 Examples * Exercises * Chapter 7. Direct Products and Convolutions of Distributions * 7.1 Definition of the Direct Product * 7.2 The Direct Product of Tempered Distributions * 7.3 The Fourier Transform of the Direct Product of Tempered Distributions * 7.4 The Convolution * 7.5 The Role of Convolution in the Regularization of the Distributions * 7.6 The Dual Spaces E and E' * 7.7 Examples * 7.8 The Fourier Transform of the Convolution * 7.9 Distributional Solutions of Integral Equations * Exercises * Chapter 8. The Laplace Transform * 8.1 A Brief Discussion of the Classical Results * 8.2 The Laplace Transform of the Distributions * 8.3 The Laplace Transform of the Distributional Derivatives and Vice Versa * 8.4 Examples * Exercises * Chapter 9. Applications to Ordinary Differential Equations * 9.1 Ordinary Differential Operators * 9.2 Homogeneous Differential Equations * 9.3 Inhomogeneous Differentational Equations: The Integral of a Distribution * 9.4 Examples * 9.5 Fundamental Solutions and Green's Functions * 9.6 Second Order Differential Equations with Constant Coefficients * 9.7 Eigenvalue Problems * 9.8 Second Order Differential Equations with Variable Coefficients * 9.9 Fourth Order Differential Equations * 9.10 Differential Equations of n th Order * 9.11 Ordinary Differential Equations with Singular Coefficients * Exercises * Chapter 10. Applications to Partial Differential Equations * 10.1 Introduction * 10.2 Classical and Generalized Solutions * 10.3 Fundamental Solutions * 10.4 The Cauchy-Riemann Operator * 10.5 The Transport Operator * 10.6 The Laplace Operator * 10.7 The Heat Operator * 10.8 The Schroedinger Operator * 10.9 The Helmholtz Operator * 10.10 The Wave Operator * 10.11 The Inhomogeneous Wave Equation * 10.12 The Klein-Gordon Operator * Exercises * Chapter 11. Applications to Boundary Value Problems * 11.1 Poisson's Equation * 11.2 Dumbbell-Shaped Bodies * 11.3 Uniform Axial Distributions * 11.4 Linear Axial Distributions * 11.5 Parabolic Axial Distributions * 11.6 The Four-Order Polynomial Distribution, n = 7; Spheroidal Cavities * 11.7 The Polarization Tensor for a Spheroid * 11.8 The Virtual Mass Tensor for a Spheroid * 11.9 The Electric and Magnetic Polarizability Tensors * 11.10 The Distributional Approach to Scattering Theory * 11.11 Stokes Flow * 11.12 Displacement-Type Boundary Value Problems in Elastostatics * 11.13 The Extension to Elastodynamics * 11.14 Distributions on Arbitrary Lines * 11.15 Distributions on Plane Curves * 11.16 Distributions on a Circular Disk * Chapter 12. Applications to Wave Propagation * 12.1 Introduction * 12.2 The Wave Equation * 12.3 First-Order Hyperbolic Systems * 12.4 Aerodynamic Sound Generation * 12.5 The Rankine-Hugoniot Conditions * 12.6 Wave Fronts That Carry Infinite Singularities * 12.7 Kinematics of Wave Fronts * 12.8 Derivation of the Transport Theorems for Wave Fronts * 12.9 Propagation of Wave Fronts Carrying Multilayer Densities * 12.10 Generalized Functions with Support on the Light Cone * 12.11 Examples * Chapter 13. Interplay Between Generalized Functions and the Theory of Moments * 13.1 The Theory of Moments * 13.2 Asymptotic Approximation of Integrals * 13.3 Applications to the Singular Perturbation Theory * 13.4 Applications to Number Theory * 13.5 Distributional Weight Functions for Orthogonal Polynomials * 13.6 Convolution Type Integral Equations Revisited * 13.7 Further Applications * Chapter 14. Linear Systems * 14.1 Operators * 14.2 The Step Response * 14.3 The Impulse Response * 14.4 The Response to an Arbitrary Input * 14.5 Generalized Functions as Impulse Response Functions * 14.6 The Transfer Function * 14.7 Discrete-Time Systems * 14.8 The Sampling Theorem * Chapter 15. Miscellaneous Topics * 15.1 Applications to Probability and Statistics * 15.2 Applications to Mathematical Economics * 15.3 Periodic Generalized Functions * 15.4 Microlocal Theory * References * Index

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