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Progress in Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications

Variational Methods in Shape Optimization Problems

Authors: Bucur, Dorin, Buttazzo, Giuseppe

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About this Textbook

The study of shape optimization problems encompasses a wide spectrum of academic research with numerous applications to the real world. In this work these problems are treated from both the classical and modern perspectives and target a broad audience of graduate students in pure and applied mathematics, as well as engineers requiring a solid mathematical basis for the solution of practical problems.

Key topics and features:

* Presents foundational introduction to shape optimization theory

* Studies certain classical problems: the isoperimetric problem and the Newton problem involving the best aerodynamical shape, and optimization problems over classes of convex domains

* Treats optimal control problems under a general scheme, giving a topological framework, a survey of "gamma"-convergence, and problems governed by ODE

* Examines shape optimization problems with Dirichlet and Neumann conditions on the free boundary, along with the existence of classical solutions

* Studies optimization problems for obstacles and eigenvalues of elliptic operators

* Poses several open problems for further research

* Substantial bibliography and index

Driven by good examples and illustrations and requiring only a standard knowledge in the calculus of variations, differential equations, and functional analysis, the book can serve as a text for a graduate course in computational methods of optimal design and optimization, as well as an excellent reference for applied mathematicians addressing functional shape optimization problems.

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From the reviews:

"The book under review deals with some variational methods to treat shape optimization problems … . The book contains a complete study of mathematical problems for scalar equations and eigenvalues, in particular regarding the existence of solutions in shape optimization. … The main goal of the book is to focus on the existence of an optimal shape, necessary conditions of optimality, and stability of optimal solutions under some prescribed kind of perturbations." (Jan Sokolowski, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2006 j)

“The authors predominantly analyze optimal shape and optimal control problems … . The book, though slim, is rich in content and provides the reader with a wealth of information, numerous analysis and proof techniques, as well as useful references (197 items). … Numerous nontrivial examples illustrate the theory and can please even those readers who are rather application-oriented.”­­­ (Jan Chleboun, Applications of Mathematics, Vol. 55 (5), 2010)


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eBook 56,99 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Variational Methods in Shape Optimization Problems
Authors
Series Title
Progress in Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications
Series Volume
65
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Boston
eBook ISBN
978-0-8176-4403-1
DOI
10.1007/b137163
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-8176-4359-1
Series ISSN
1421-1750
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 216
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