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Potential Theory

An Analytic and Probabilistic Approach to Balayage

Authors: Bliedtner, Jürgen, Hansen, Wolfhard

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During the last thirty years potential theory has undergone a rapid development, much of which can still only be found in the original papers. This book deals with one part of this development, and has two aims. The first is to give a comprehensive account of the close connection between analytic and probabilistic potential theory with the notion of a balayage space appearing as a natural link. The second aim is to demonstrate the fundamental importance of this concept by using it to give a straight presentation of balayage theory which in turn is then applied to the Dirichlet problem. We have considered it to be beyond the scope of this book to treat further topics such as duality, ideal boundary and integral representation, energy and Dirichlet forms. The subject matter of this book originates in the relation between classical potential theory and the theory of Brownian motion. Both theories are linked with the Laplace operator. However, the deep connection between these two theories was first revealed in the papers of S. KAKUTANI [1], [2], [3], M. KAC [1] and J. L. DO DB [2] during the period 1944-54: This can be expressed by the·fact that the harmonic measures which occur in the solution of the Dirichlet problem are hitting distri­ butions for Brownian motion or, equivalently, that the positive hyperharmonic func­ tions for the Laplace equation are the excessive functions of the Brownian semi­ group.

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Potential Theory
Book Subtitle
An Analytic and Probabilistic Approach to Balayage
Authors
Series Title
Universitext
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-71131-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-71131-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-16396-1
Series ISSN
0172-5939
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 435
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