Fourier Analysis and Boundary Value Problems

Fourier Analysis and Boundary Value Problems

1st Edition - November 18, 1996

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  • Author: Enrique Gonzalez-Velasco
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080531939

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Fourier Analysis and Boundary Value Problems provides a thorough examination of both the theory and applications of partial differential equations and the Fourier and Laplace methods for their solutions. Boundary value problems, including the heat and wave equations, are integrated throughout the book. Written from a historical perspective with extensive biographical coverage of pioneers in the field, the book emphasizes the important role played by partial differential equations in engineering and physics. In addition, the author demonstrates how efforts to deal with these problems have lead to wonderfully significant developments in mathematics. A clear and complete text with more than 500 exercises, Fourier Analysis and Boundary Value Problems is a good introduction and a valuable resource for those in the field.

Key Features

  • Topics are covered from a historical perspective with biographical information on key contributors to the field
  • The text contains more than 500 exercises
  • Includes practical applications of the equations to problems in both engineering and physics


Students in courses on Fourier analysis, Fourier series, partial differential equations, and/or boundary value problems. These courses are taken by students majoring in engineering, physics, and mathematics. The audience also includes practicing engineers and mathematicians who will use the book as a reference. Prerequisites are calculus and a course in ordinary differential equations

Table of Contents

  • A Heated Discussion
    Fourier Series
    Return to the Heated Bar
    Generalized Fourier Series
    The Wave Equation
    Orthogonal Systems
    Fourier Transforms
    Laplace Transforms
    Boundary Value Problems in Higher Dimensions
    Boundary Value Problems with Circular Symmetry
    Boundary Value Problems with Spherical Symmetry
    Uniform Convergence
    Improper Integrals
    Tables of Fourier and Laplace Transforms
    Historical Bibliography

Product details

  • No. of pages: 551
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1996
  • Published: November 18, 1996
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080531939

About the Author

Enrique Gonzalez-Velasco

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University of Massachusetts

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