The book gives the practical means of finding asymptotic solutions to differential equations, and relates WKB methods, integral solutions, Kruskal-Newton diagrams, and boundary layer theory to one another. The construction of integral solutions and the use of analytic continuation are used in conjunction with the asymptotic analysis, to show the interrelatedness of these methods. Some of the functions of classical analysis are used as examples, to provide an introduction to their analytic and asymptotic properties, and to give derivations of some of the important identities satisfied by them. The emphasis is on the various techniques of analysis: obtaining asymptotic limits, connecting different asymptotic solutions, and obtaining integral representation.
It covers a wide variety of subjects, which serve as a good introduction to the techniques of asymptotic analysis. -- Mathematical Reviews "Mathematical Reviews"
Dominant Balance; Exact Solutions; Complex Variables; Local Approximate Solutions; Phase Integral Methods I; Perturbation Theory; Asymptotic Evaluation of Integrals; The Euler Gamma Function; Integral Solutions; Expansion in Basis Functions; Airy; Phase Integral Methods II; Bessel; Weber-Hermite; Whittaker and Watson; Inhomogeneous Differential Equations; The Riemann Zeta Function; Boundary Layer Problems.
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 16th August 2010
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Type: Revised