Volterra Integral and Differential Equations - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444517869, 9780080459554

Volterra Integral and Differential Equations, Volume 202

2nd Edition

Authors: Ted Burton
eBook ISBN: 9780080459554
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444517869
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st April 2005
Page Count: 368
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Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview
1. The General Problems
2. Linear Equations
3. Existence Properties
4. History, Examples and Motivation
5. Instability, Stability and Perturbations
6. Stability and Boundedness
7. The Resolvent
8. Functional Differential Equations


Description

Most mathematicians, engineers, and many other scientists are well-acquainted with theory and application of ordinary differential equations. This book seeks to present Volterra integral and functional differential equations in that same framwork, allowing the readers to parlay their knowledge of ordinary differential equations into theory and application of the more general problems. Thus, the presentation starts slowly with very familiar concepts and shows how these are generalized in a natural way to problems involving a memory. Liapunov's direct method is gently introduced and applied to many particular examples in ordinary differential equations, Volterra integro-differential equations, and functional differential equations.

By Chapter 7 the momentum has built until we are looking at problems on the frontier. Chapter 7 is entirely new, dealing with fundamental problems of the resolvent, Floquet theory, and total stability. Chapter 8 presents a solid foundation for the theory of functional differential equations. Many recent results on stability and periodic solutions of functional differential equations are given and unsolved problems are stated.

Key Features

  • Smooth transition from ordinary differential equations to integral and functional differential equations
  • Unification of the theories, methods, and applications of ordinary and functional differential equations
  • Large collection of examples of Liapunov functions
  • Description of the history of stability theory leading up to unsolved problems
  • Applications of the resolvent to stability and periodic problems

Readership

University libraries. Mathematics, Physics and Engineering Faculties within Universities. Industrial Mathematics, Science and Engineering departments in aerospace companies


Details

No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080459554
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444517869

About the Authors

Ted Burton Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Northwest Research Institute