In the study of mathematical models that arise in the context of concrete - plications, the following two questions are of fundamental importance: (i) we- posedness of the model, including existence and uniqueness of solutions; and (ii) qualitative properties of solutions. A positive answer to the ?rst question, - ing of prime interest on purely mathematical grounds, also provides an important test of the viability of the model as a description of a given physical phenomenon. An answer or insight to the second question provides a wealth of information about the model, hence about the process it describes. Of particular interest are questions related to long-time behavior of solutions. Such an evolution property cannot be v- i?ed empirically, thus any in a-priori information about the long-time asymptotics can be used in predicting an ultimate long-time response and dynamical behavior of solutions. In recent years, this set of investigations has attracted a great deal of attention. Consequent efforts have then resulted in the creation and infusion of new methods and new tools that have been responsible for carrying out a successful an- ysis of long-time behavior of several classes of nonlinear PDEs.
From the reviews: "This almost 800-page monograph ... is probably the most detailed treatise ever written on the von Karman evolution equations ... . The appendix provides the necessary background and preliminary material used throughout the book. The book contains a number of original results that appear in print for the first time. ... All the mathematical methods and asymptotic models discussed in the book were developed with real physical and engineering problems in mind. ... can be a solid basis for further finite element numerical analysis." (Alexander Figotin, SIAM Review, Vol. 53 (3), 2011)
Series: Springer Monographs in Mathematics
Number Of Pages: 770
Published: 6th May 2010
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0 x 4.45
Weight (kg): 2.78