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A Short Course on Operator Semigroups (Universitext)by Klaus-jochen Engel
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The book gives a streamlined and systematic introduction to strongly continuous semigroups of bounded linear operators on Banach spaces. It treats the fundamental Hille-Yosida generation theorem as well as perturbation and approximation theorems for generators and semigroups. The special feature is its treatment of spectral theory leading to a detailed qualitative theory for these semigroups. This theory provides a very efficient tool for the study of linear evolution equations arising as partial differential equations, functional differential equations, stochastic differential equations, and others. Therefore, the book is intended for those wanting to learn and apply functional analytic methods to linear time dependent problems arising in theoretical and numerical analysis, stochastics, physics, biology, and other sciences. It should be of interest to graduate students and researchers in these fields.
The book offers a direct and up-to-date introduction to the theory of one-parameter semigroups of linear operators on Banach spaces. It contains the fundamental results of the theory such as the Hille-Yoshida generation theorem, the bounded perturbation theorem, and the Trotter-Kato approximation theorem. It also treats the spectral theory of semigroups and its consequences for the qualitative behavior. The book is intended for students and researchers who want to become acquainted with the concept of semigroups in order to work with it in fields like partial and functional differential equations. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapters.
Table of Contents
Preface.- Introduction.- Semigroups, Generators, and Resolvents.- Perturbation of Semigroups.- Approximation of Semigroups.- Spectral Theory and Asymptotics for Semigroups.- Positive Semigroups.- Appendix.- References.- Selected References to Recent Research.- List of Symbols and Abbreviations.- Index.
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