Partial Differential Equations In Action: From Modelling To Theory by Sandro SalsaPartial Differential Equations In Action: From Modelling To Theory by Sandro Salsa

Partial Differential Equations In Action: From Modelling To Theory

bySandro Salsa

Paperback | November 24, 2016

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The book is intended as an advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate course for students from various disciplines, including applied mathematics, physics and engineering. It has evolved from courses offered on partial differential equations (PDEs) over the last several years at the Politecnico di Milano. These courses had a twofold purpose: on the one hand, to teach students to appreciate the interplay between theory and modeling in problems arising in the applied sciences, and on the other to provide them with a solid theoretical background in numerical methods, such as finite elements. Accordingly, this textbook is divided into two parts. The first part, chapters 2 to 5, is more elementary in nature and focuses on developing and studying basic problems from the macro-areas of diffusion, propagation and transport, waves and vibrations. In turn the second part, chapters 6 to 11, concentrates on the development of Hilbert spaces methods for the variational formulation and the analysis of (mainly) linear boundary and initial-boundary value problems.
The third edition contains a few text and formulas revisions and new exercises.
Prof. Sandro Salsa, Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Title:Partial Differential Equations In Action: From Modelling To TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:686 pagesPublished:November 24, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319312375

ISBN - 13:9783319312378


Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Diffusion.- 3 The Laplace Equation.- 4 Scalar Conservation Laws and First Order Equations.- 5 Waves and vibrations.- 6 Elements of Functional Analysis.- 7 Distributions and Sobolev Spaces.- 8 Variational formulation of elliptic problems.- 9 Further Applications.- 10 Weak Formulation of Evolution Problems.- 11 Systems of Conservation Laws.- 12 A Fourier Series.- 13 B Measures and Integrals.- 14 C Identities and Formulas.

Editorial Reviews

"Attractive feature of the book is its richness in exercises of various levels of difficulty. At the end of each chapter, an extensive list of problems is provided. . The text is equipped with all necessary ingredients to be used as a textbook, and will be appreciated by anyone wishing for a very complete first course in partial differential equations from modeling to theory." (Dhruba Adhikari, MAA Reviews,, February, 2017)