Translation of the 1988 Russian exposition of the theory of the function spaces now called Sobolev spaces, which are widely used in the theory of partial differential equations, mathematical physics, and numerous applications; of the variational method of solution of boundary value problems for elli"
Special problems of functional analysis Variational methods in mathematical physics The theory of hyperbolic partial differential equations Comments Appendix: Methode nouvelle a resoudre le probleme de Cauchy pour les equations lineaires hyperboliques normales Comments on the appendix Bibliography Index
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.
Advanced-level text, now available in a single volume, discusses metric and normed spaces, continuous curves in metric spaces, measure theory, Lebesque intervals, Hilbert space, more. Exercises. 1957 edition.
This book is the first of a multivolume series devoted to an exposition of functional analysis methods in modern mathematical physics. It describes the fundamental principles of functional analysis and is essentially self-contained, although there are occasional references to later volumes. We have included a few applications when we thought that they would provide motivation for the reader. Later volumes describe various advanced topics in functional analysis and give numerous applications in classical physics, modern physics, and partial differential equations.
This is a self-contained book that covers the foundations of functional analysis while introducing the essential topics of the chosen applications. Graduate level students in mathematics and engineering will find the text useful.
In the qualitative theory of ordinary differential equations, the Liapunov method plays a fundamental role. To use their analogs for the analysis of stability of solutions to parabolic, hyperparabolic, and other nonclassical equations and systems, time-invariant a priori estimates have to be devised for solutions. In this publication only parabolic problems are considered. Here lie, mainly, the problems which have been investigated most thoroughly --- the construction of Liapunov functionals which naturally generalize Liapunov functions for nonlinear parabolic equations of the second order with one spatial variable. The authors establish stabilizing solutions theorems, and the necessary and sufficient conditions of general and asymptotic stability of stationary solutions, including the so-called critical case. Attraction domains for stable solutions of mixed problems for these equations are described. Furthermore, estimates for the number of stationary solutions are obtained.
In this book, Professor Oleinik highlights her work in the area of partial differential equations. The book is divided into two parts: the first is devoted to the study of the asymptotic behavior at infinity of solutions of a class of nonlinear second order elliptic equations in unbounded and, in particular, cylindrical domains. The second contains the most recent results of the author in the theory of homogenization of partial differential equations and is concerned with questions about partially perforated domains and of solutions with rapidly alternating types of boundary conditions. Many of the results here have not appeared in book form before, and it sheds new light on the subject, raising many new ideas and open problems.