Singular-Perturbation Theory: An Introduction with Applications by Donald R. SmithSingular-Perturbation Theory: An Introduction with Applications by Donald R. Smith

Singular-Perturbation Theory: An Introduction with Applications

byDonald R. Smith

Paperback | March 19, 2009

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This book presents an introduction to singular-perturbation problems, problems which depend on a parameter in such a way that solutions behave non-uniformly as the parameter tends toward some limiting value of interest. The author considers and solves a variety of problems, mostly for ordinary differential equations. He constructs (approximate) solutions for oscillation problems, using the methods of averaging and of multiple scales. For problems of the nonoscillatory type, where solutions exhibit 'fast dynamics' in a thin initial layer, he derives solutions using the O'Malley/Hoppensteadt method and the method of matched expansions. He obtains solutions for boundary-value problems, where solutions exhibit rapid variation in thin layers, using a multivariable method. After a suitable approximate solution is constructed, the author linearizes the problem about the proposed approximate solution, and, emphasizing the use of the Banach/Picard fixed-point theorem, presents a study of the linearization. This book will be useful to students at the graduate and senior undergraduate levels studying perturbation theory for differential equations, and to pure and applied mathematicians, engineers, and scientists who use differential equations in the modelling of natural phenomena.
Title:Singular-Perturbation Theory: An Introduction with ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.14 inPublished:March 19, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052110307X

ISBN - 13:9780521103077


Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Preliminary results; Part I. Initial-Value Problems of Oscillatory Type: 1. Precession of the planet Mercury; 2. Krylov/Bogoliubov averaging; 3. The multiscale technique; 4. Error estimates for perturbed-oscillation problems; Part II. Initial-Value Problems of Overdamped Type: 5. Linear overdamped initial-value problems; 6. Nonlinear overdamped initial-value problems; 7. Conditionally stable problems; Part III. Boundary-Value Problems: 8. Linear scalar problems; 9. Linear first-order systems; 10. Nonlinear problems; References; Name index; Subject index.