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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
C Constanda |

ISBN: | 9781439811399 1439811393 |

OCLC Number: | 540161487 |

Description: | xviii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. |

Contents: | Ordinary Differential Equations: Brief Revision First-Order Equations Homogeneous Linear Equations with Constant Coefficients Nonhomogeneous Linear Equations with Constant Coefficients Cauchy-Euler Equations Functions and Operators Fourier Series The Full Fourier Series Fourier Sine Series Fourier Cosine Series Convergence and Differentiation Sturm-Liouville Problems Regular Sturm-Liouville Problems Other Problems Bessel Functions Legendre Polynomials Spherical Harmonics Some Fundamental Equations of Mathematical Physics The Heat Equation The Laplace Equation The Wave Equation Other Equations The Method of Separation of Variables The Heat Equation The Wave Equation The Laplace Equation Other Equations Equations with More than Two Variables Linear Nonhomogeneous Problems Equilibrium Solutions Nonhomogeneous Problems The Method of Eigenfunction Expansion The Heat Equation The Wave Equation The Laplace Equation Other Equations The Fourier Transformations The Full Fourier Transformation The Fourier Sine and Cosine Transformations Other Applications The Laplace Transformation Definition and Properties Applications The Method of Green's Functions The Heat Equation The Laplace Equation The Wave Equation General Second-Order Linear Partial Differential Equations with Two Independent Variables The Canonical Form Hyperbolic Equations Parabolic Equations Elliptic Equations The Method of Characteristics First-Order Linear Equations First-Order Quasilinear Equations The One-Dimensional Wave Equation Other Hyperbolic Equations Perturbation and Asymptotic Methods Asymptotic Series Regular Perturbation Problems Singular Perturbation Problems Complex Variable Methods Elliptic Equations Systems of Equations Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises Appendix Bibliography Index Exercises appear at the end of each chapter. |

Series Title: | Chapman & Hall/CRC mathematics, 22 |

Responsibility: | Christian Constanda. |

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Solution Techniques for Elementary Partial Differential Equations is an interesting read. ... Some of the worked-out examples cover not only the conventional topics of heat and wave problems but also applications to a wide variety of fields, from stock markets to Brownian motion. ... Each chapter has many problems for practice, with solutions for some of them provided at the very end. The book is well written, concise, has adequate examples and can be used as a textbook for beginners to learn the techniques of PDE solvers. -MAA Reviews, January 2011 This concise, well-written book, which includes a profusion of worked examples and exercises, serves both as an excellent text in undergraduate and graduate learning and as a useful presentation of solution techniques for researchers and engineers interested in applying partial differential equations to real-life problems. -Barbara Zubik-Kowal, Boise State University, Idaho, USA The author, a skilled classroom performer with considerable experience, understands exactly what students want and has given them just that: a textbook that explains the essence of the method briefly and then proceeds to show it in action. ... In my opinion, this is quite simply the best book of its kind that I have seen thus far. The book not only contains solution methods for some very important classes of PDEs, in an easy-to-read format, but is also student-friendly and teacher-friendly at the same time. It is definitely a textbook that should be adopted. -From the Foreword by Peter Schiavone, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Praise for the First Edition The book contains a large number of worked examples and exercises. ... Useful for the ... student who might be interested ... in learning the manipulating skills of solution methods of first- and second-order partial differential equations. -Zentralblatt MATH, 1042 Winner of a 2002 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award! ... an easy-to-read and straight-to-the-point book for all those who want to familiarize themselves with concepts and solution techniques for partial differential equations ... A writing style special to this author is the complete departure from the arid theorem-proof approach to PDEs. Abstract concepts are carefully explained and supported with a wealth of remarks, application-oriented illustrations, and a wonderful collection of problems, a few elementary enough for any beginner. On the whole, the material is very well presented; this is one of the best books on elementary PDEs this reviewer has read so far. Highly recommended. -CHOICE, October 2002 ... successfully addresses a difficult problem of undergraduate teaching: how to make students understand and become adept at using a class of practical tools that are essential in the study of many mathematical models ... clear, concise, and easy to read-places the emphasis on worked examples and exercises ... . Someone who needs a book that goes straight to the point and shows what partial differential equations are and how they can be solved, should find this textbook to be one of the best suited for the purpose. -Barbara Bertram, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, USA ... Students in such disciplines who need a book that gives them the required knowledge in an easily understandable, yet rigorous, manner will find Christian Constanda's book an invaluable resource. ... The fact that no computing devices are needed to work through this text is a distinct advantage ... an ideal tool for students taking a first course in PDEs, as well as for the lecturers who teach such courses. -Marian Aron, Plymouth University, UK Read more...

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