Numerical Bifurcation Analysis for Reaction-Diffusion Equations by Zhen MeiNumerical Bifurcation Analysis for Reaction-Diffusion Equations by Zhen Mei

Numerical Bifurcation Analysis for Reaction-Diffusion Equations

byZhen Mei

Paperback | December 9, 2010

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Reaction-diffusion equations are typical mathematical models in biology, chemistry and physics. These equations often depend on various parame­ ters, e. g. temperature, catalyst and diffusion rate, etc. Moreover, they form normally a nonlinear dissipative system, coupled by reaction among differ­ ent substances. The number and stability of solutions of a reaction-diffusion system may change abruptly with variation of the control parameters. Cor­ respondingly we see formation of patterns in the system, for example, an onset of convection and waves in the chemical reactions. This kind of phe­ nomena is called bifurcation. Nonlinearity in the system makes bifurcation take place constantly in reaction-diffusion processes. Bifurcation in turn in­ duces uncertainty in outcome of reactions. Thus analyzing bifurcations is essential for understanding mechanism of pattern formation and nonlinear dynamics of a reaction-diffusion process. However, an analytical bifurcation analysis is possible only for exceptional cases. This book is devoted to nu­ merical analysis of bifurcation problems in reaction-diffusion equations. The aim is to pursue a systematic investigation of generic bifurcations and mode interactions of a dass of reaction-diffusion equations. This is realized with a combination of three mathematical approaches: numerical methods for con­ tinuation of solution curves and for detection and computation of bifurcation points; effective low dimensional modeling of bifurcation scenario and long time dynamics of reaction-diffusion equations; analysis of bifurcation sce­ nario, mode-interactions and impact of boundary conditions.
Title:Numerical Bifurcation Analysis for Reaction-Diffusion EquationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:414 pagesPublished:December 9, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642086691

ISBN - 13:9783642086694

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Table of Contents

1. Reaction-Diffusion Equations.- 2. Continuation Methods.- 3. Detecting and Computing Bifurcation Points.- 4. Branch Switching at Simple Bifurcation Points.- 5. Bifurcation Problems with Symmetry.- 6. Liapunov-Schmidt Method.- 7. Center Manifold Theory.- 8. A Bifurcation Function for Homoclinic Orbits.- 9. One-Dimensional Reaction-Diffusion Equations.- 10. Reaction-Diffusion Equations on a Square.- 11. Normal Forms for Hopf Bifurcations.- 12. Steady/Steady State Mode Interactions.- 13. Hopf/Steady State Mode Interactions.- 14. Homotopy of Boundary Conditions.- 15. Bifurcations along a Homotopy of BCs.- 16. A Mode Interaction on a Homotopy of BCs.- List of Figures.- List of Tables.