Synopses & Reviews
Of interest to everybody working on perturbation theory in differential equations, this book requires only a standard mathematical background in engineering and does not require reference to the special literature. Topics covered include: matrix perturbation theory; systems of ordinary differential equations with small parameters; reconstruction and equations in partial derivatives. While boundary problems are not discussed, the book is clearly illustrated by numerous examples.
Many books have already been written about the perturbation theory of differential equations with a small parameter. Therefore, we would like to give some reasons why the reader should bother with still another book on this topic. Speaking for the present only about ordinary differential equations and their applications, we notice that methods of solutions are so numerous and diverse that this part of applied mathematics appears as an aggregate of poorly connected methods. The majority of these methods require some previous guessing of a structure of the desired asymptotics. The Poincare method of normal forms and the Bogolyubov-Krylov Mitropolsky averaging methods, well known in the literature, should be mentioned specifically in connection with what will follow. These methods do not assume an immediate search for solutions in some special form, but make use of changes of variables close to the identity transformation which bring the initial system to a certain normal form. Applicability of these methods is restricted by special forms of the initial systems."
Table of Contents
: Matrix Perturbation Theory.- Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations with a Small Parameter.- Examples.- Reconstruction.- Equations in Partial Derivatives.- References.- Index.