*Applications to Mathematical Physics*

**Author**: Eberhard Zeidler

**Publisher:** Springer Science & Business Media

**ISBN:** 1461208157

**Category:** Mathematics

**Page:** 481

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The first part of a self-contained, elementary textbook, combining linear functional analysis, nonlinear functional analysis, numerical functional analysis, and their substantial applications with each other. As such, the book addresses undergraduate students and beginning graduate students of mathematics, physics, and engineering who want to learn how functional analysis elegantly solves mathematical problems which relate to our real world. Applications concern ordinary and partial differential equations, the method of finite elements, integral equations, special functions, both the Schroedinger approach and the Feynman approach to quantum physics, and quantum statistics. As a prerequisite, readers should be familiar with some basic facts of calculus. The second part has been published under the title, Applied Functional Analysis: Main Principles and Their Applications.

A novel, practical introduction to functional analysis In the twenty years since the first edition of Applied FunctionalAnalysis was published, there has been an explosion in the numberof books on functional analysis. Yet none of these offers theunique perspective of this new edition. Jean-Pierre Aubin updateshis popular reference on functional analysis with new insights andrecent discoveries-adding three new chapters on set-valued analysisand convex analysis, viability kernels and capture basins, andfirst-order partial differential equations. He presents, for thefirst time at an introductory level, the extension of differentialcalculus in the framework of both the theory of distributions andset-valued analysis, and discusses their application for studyingboundary-value problems for elliptic and parabolic partialdifferential equations and for systems of first-order partialdifferential equations. To keep the presentation concise and accessible, Jean-Pierre Aubinintroduces functional analysis through the simple Hilbertianstructure. He seamlessly blends pure mathematics with applied areasthat illustrate the theory, incorporating a broad range of examplesfrom numerical analysis, systems theory, calculus of variations,control and optimization theory, convex and nonsmooth analysis, andmore. Finally, a summary of the essential theorems as well asexercises reinforcing key concepts are provided. Applied FunctionalAnalysis, Second Edition is an excellent and timely resource forboth pure and applied mathematicians.

This introductory text examines applications of functional analysis to mechanics, fluid mechanics, diffusive growth, and approximation. Covers distribution theory, Banach spaces, Hilbert space, spectral theory, Frechet calculus, Sobolev spaces, more. 1985 edition.

The methods of functional analysis have helped solve diverse real-world problems in optimization, modeling, analysis, numerical approximation, and computer simulation. Applied Functional Analysis presents functional analysis results surfacing repeatedly in scientific and technological applications and presides over the most current analytical and numerical methods in infinite-dimensional spaces. This reference highlights critical studies in projection theorem, Riesz representation theorem, and properties of operators in Hilbert space and covers special classes of optimization problems. Supported by 2200 display equations, this guide incorporates hundreds of up-to-date citations.

Applied Functional Analysis, Third Edition provides a solid mathematical foundation for the subject. It motivates students to study functional analysis by providing many contemporary applications and examples drawn from mechanics and science. This well-received textbook starts with a thorough introduction to modern mathematics before continuing with detailed coverage of linear algebra, Lebesque measure and integration theory, plus topology with metric spaces. The final two chapters provides readers with an in-depth look at the theory of Banach and Hilbert spaces before concluding with a brief introduction to Spectral Theory. The Third Edition is more accessible and promotes interest and motivation among students to prepare them for studying the mathematical aspects of numerical analysis and the mathematical theory of finite elements.

This book is an introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs) and the relevant functional analysis tools which they require. It is based on a course which has been taught at Michigan State University for a number of years. The purpose of the course, and of the book, is to give students a rapid and solid research-oriented foundation in areas of PDEs, such as semilinear parabolic equations, that include studies of the stability of fluid flows and, more generally, of the dynamics generated by dissipative systems, numerical PDEs, elliptic and hyperbolic PDEs, and quantum mechanics.

In preparing the second edition, I have taken advantage of the opportunity to correct errors as well as revise the presentation in many places. New material has been included, in addition, reflecting relevant recent work. The help of many colleagues (and especially Professor J. Stoer) in ferreting out errors is gratefully acknowledged. I also owe special thanks to Professor v. Sazonov for many discussions on the white noise theory in Chapter 6. February, 1981 A. V. BALAKRISHNAN v Preface to the First Edition The title "Applied Functional Analysis" is intended to be short for "Functional analysis in a Hilbert space and certain of its applications," the applications being drawn mostly from areas variously referred to as system optimization or control systems or systems analysis. One of the signs of the times is a discernible tilt toward application in mathematics and conversely a greater level of mathematical sophistication in the application areas such as economics or system science, both spurred undoubtedly by the heightening pace of digital computer usage. This book is an entry into this twilight zone. The aspects of functional analysis treated here are rapidly becoming essential in the training at the advance graduate level of system scientists and/or mathematical economists. There are of course now available many excellent treatises on functional analysis.

Functional analysis is a powerful tool when applied to mathematical problems arising from physical situations. The present book provides, by careful selection of material, a collection of concepts and techniques essential for the modern practitioner. Emphasis is placed on the solution of equations (including nonlinear and partial differential equations). The assumed background is limited to elementary real variable theory and finite-dimensional vector spaces. Key Features - Provides an ideal transition between introductory math courses and advanced graduate study in applied mathematics, the physical sciences, or engineering. - Gives the reader a keen understanding of applied functional analysis, building progressively from simple background material to the deepest and most significant results. - Introduces each new topic with a clear, concise explanation. - Includes numerous examples linking fundamental principles with applications. - Solidifies the reader’s understanding with numerous end-of-chapter problems. · Provides an ideal transition between introductory math courses and advanced graduate study in applied mathematics, the physical sciences, or engineering. · Gives the reader a keen understanding of applied functional analysis, building progressively from simple background material to the deepest and most significant results. · Introduces each new topic with a clear, concise explanation. · Includes numerous examples linking fundamental principles with applications. · Solidifies the reader's understanding with numerous end-of-chapter problems.

This book is an introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs) and the relevant functional analysis tools which they require. It is based on a course which has been taught at Michigan State University for a number of years. The purpose of the course, and of the book, is to give students a rapid and solid research-oriented foundation in areas of PDEs, such as semilinear parabolic equations, that include studies of the stability of fluid flows and, more generally, of the dynamics generated by dissipative systems, numerical PDEs, elliptic and hyperbolic PDEs, and quantum mechanics. Contents:Linear Operators in Banach SpacesLinear Operators in Hilbert SpacesSobolev SpacesSemigroups of Linear OperatorsWeakly Nonlinear Evolution EquationsSemilinear Parabolic Equations Readership: Graduates and undergraduates in pure and applied mathematics. Keywords:PDE;Applied;Functional Analysis;Partial Differential Equations;Textbook;Semigroups;Semilinear Parabolic Equations;Sobolev Spaces;Friedrichs Extension;Galerkin ApproximationsReviews: “It is not so easy to find a readable, short account of this material. This book seems to do the job.” Mathematical Reviews “The book is very readily written and we can recommend it for a graduate course in semigroup theory.” Mathematics Abstracts

Presenting excellent material for a first course on functional analysis , Functional Analysis in Applied Mathematics and Engineering concentrates on material that will be useful to control engineers from the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, and aerospace engineering. This text/reference discusses: rudimentary topology Banach's fixed point theorem with applications L^p-spaces density theorems for testfunctions infinite dimensional spaces bounded linear operators Fourier series open mapping and closed graph theorems compact and differential operators Hilbert-Schmidt operators Volterra equations Sobolev spaces control theory and variational analysis Hilbert Uniqueness Method boundary element methods Functional Analysis in Applied Mathematics and Engineering begins with an introduction to the important, abstract basic function spaces and operators with mathematical rigor, then studies problems in the Hilbert space setting. The author proves the spectral theorem for unbounded operators with compact inverses and goes on to present the abstract evolution semigroup theory for time dependent linear partial differential operators. This structure establishes a firm foundation for the more advanced topics discussed later in the text.