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Written in the Socratic/Moore method style and provision of references, enables the motivated student to arrive at the point of independent research
Student who works through the problems will have a range of introduction to aspects of one-parameter semigroups of transformations
Problems include wide applicability to probability and the Heat equation
A Sequence of Problems on Semigroups consists of an arrangement of problems which are designed to develop a variety of aspects to understanding the area of one-parameter semigroups of operators. Written in the Socratic/Moore method, this is a problem book with neither the proofs nor the answers presented. To get the most out of the content requires high motivation to work out the exercises. However, the reader is given the opportunity to discover important developments of the subject and to quickly arrive at the point of independent research.
Many of the problems are not found easily in other books and they vary in level of difficulty. A few open research questions are also presented. The compactness of the volume and the reputation of the author lends this concise set of problems to be a 'classic' in the making. This text is highly recommended for use as supplementary material for three graduate level courses.
Content Level »Graduate
Keywords »linear continuous semigroups - nonlinear semigroups - semigroups - semigroups and application to the heat equation - semigroups and probability
-Preface.-1. Introduction.-2. The idea of a semigroup.-3. Translation semigroups.-4. Linear continuous semigroups.-5.Strongly continuous linear semigroups.-6. An Application to the Heat Equation.-7. Some Problems in Analysis.-8.Semigroups of steepest descent.-9. Numerics of semigroups of steepest descent.-10. Nonlinear semigroups studied by linear methods.-11. Measures and linear extension of nonlinear semigroups.-12. Local semigroups and Lie generators.-13. Quasi-analyticity of semigroups.-14. Continuous Newton's method and semigroups-15. Generalized semigroups without forward uniqueness.-16. Semigroups of nonlinear contractions and monotone operators.-17. Notes.-18. References.