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Boundary Value Problems of Mathematical Physics

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By Ivar Stakgold


2000 / xii + 340 pages (Vol. I); xiv + 408 pages (Vol II) / Softcover / ISBN: 978-0-898714-56-2 / List Price $96.00 / SIAM Member Price $67.20 / Order Code CL29

For more than 30 years, this two-volume set has helped prepare graduate students to use partial differential equations and integral equations to handle significant problems arising in applied mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences. Originally published in 1967, this graduate-level introduction is devoted to the mathematics needed for the modern approach to boundary value problems using Green's functions and using eigenvalue expansions.

Now a part of SIAM's Classics series, these volumes contain a large number of concrete, interesting examples of boundary value problems for partial differential equations that cover a variety of applications that are still relevant today. For example, there is substantial treatment of the Helmholtz equation and scattering theory–subjects that play a central role in contemporary inverse problems in acoustics and electromagnetic theory.

Readers should have a background in advanced calculus and elementary complex variables in order to benefit from these volumes.

VOLUME I. Preface to the Classics Edition; Preface; Chapter 1: The Green's Function; Chapter 2: Introduction to Linear Spaces; Chapter 3: Linear Integral Equations; Chapter 4: Spectral Theory of Second-Order Differential Operators; Appendix A: Static and Dynamic Problems for Strings and Membranes; Static and Dynamic Problems for Beams and Plates; The Equation of Heat Conduction; Appendix B: Bessel Functions; Wronskian Relationships; The Modified Bessel Function; The Behavior of Cylinder Functions at Zero and at Infinity; Index.

VOLUME II. Preface to the Classics Edition; Preface; Chapter 5: Distributions and Generalized Solutions; Chapter 6: Potential Theory; Chapter 7: Equations of Evolution; Chapter 8: Variational and Related Methods; Appendix A: Spherical Harmonics; Appendix B: Asymptotic Expansions; Suggested Additional Readings; Index.

ISBN: 9780898714562

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