Methods for Partial Differential Equations

Qualitative Properties of Solutions, Phase Space Analysis, Semilinear Models

Authors: Ebert, Marcelo R., Reissig, Michael

  • Provides an overview on different topics of the theory of partial differential equations
  • Presents a comprehensive treatment of semilinear models by using appropriate qualitative properties and a-priori estimates of solutions to the corresponding linear models and several methods to treat non-linearities
  • Supports the preparation of courses on selected topics of the theory of partial differential equations for advanced undergraduate and graduate students
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About this Textbook

This book provides an overview of different topics related to the theory of partial differential equations. Selected exercises are included at the end of each chapter to prepare readers for the “research project for beginners” proposed at the end of the book. It is a valuable resource for advanced graduates and undergraduate students who are interested in specializing in this area.

The book is organized in five parts:

In Part 1 the authors review the basics and the mathematical prerequisites, presenting two of the most fundamental results in the theory of partial differential equations: the Cauchy-Kovalevskaja theorem and Holmgren's uniqueness theorem in its classical and abstract form. It also introduces the method of characteristics in detail and applies this method to the study of Burger's equation.

Part 2 focuses on qualitative properties of solutions to basic partial differential equations, explaining the usual properties of solutions to elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic equations for the archetypes Laplace equation, heat equation and wave equation as well as the different features of each theory. It also discusses the notion of energy of solutions, a highly effective tool for the treatment of non-stationary or evolution models and shows how to define energies for different models.

Part 3 demonstrates how phase space analysis and interpolation techniques are used to prove decay estimates for solutions on and away from the conjugate line. It also examines how terms of lower order (mass or dissipation) or additional regularity of the data may influence expected results.

Part 4 addresses semilinear models with power type non-linearity of source and absorbing type in order to determine critical exponents: two well-known critical exponents, the Fujita exponent and the Strauss exponent come into play. Depending on concrete models these critical exponents divide the range of admissible powers in classes which make it possible to prove quite different qualitative properties of solutions, for example, the stability of the zero solution or blow-up behavior of local (in time) solutions.
The last part features selected research projects and general background material.

About the authors

Marcelo Rempel Ebert (1977) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computing and Mathematics at the University of São Paulo (USP). He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2004 from Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil.  His original contributions are mainly devoted to Evolution  partial differential equations, in particular, questions related to the asymptotic behaviour and global existence of solutions for the Cauchy problem to semilinear wave equations.

Michael Gerhard Reissig (1958) is Professor for Partial Differential Equations at the Institute of Applied Analysis of the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg. He obtained the degree Dr.rer.nat. in 1987, Dr.sc. in 1991 and Dr.habil. in 1992. His main contributions are devoted to the abstract Cauchy-Kovalevskaja theory, to Hele-Shaw flows, to elliptic equations, hyperbolic equations and Schrödinger equations as well.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ebert, Marcelo R. (et al.)

    Pages 3-5

  • Partial Differential Equations in Models

    Ebert, Marcelo R. (et al.)

    Pages 7-15

  • Basics for Partial Differential Equations

    Ebert, Marcelo R. (et al.)

    Pages 17-35

  • The Cauchy-Kovalevskaja Theorem

    Ebert, Marcelo R. (et al.)

    Pages 37-48

  • Holmgren’s Uniqueness Theorem

    Ebert, Marcelo R. (et al.)

    Pages 49-55

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66455-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Methods for Partial Differential Equations
Book Subtitle
Qualitative Properties of Solutions, Phase Space Analysis, Semilinear Models
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66456-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66456-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66455-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 456
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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