Synopses & Reviews
This book surveys significant modern contributions to the mathematical theories of generalized heat wave equations. The first three chapters form a comprehensive survey of most modern contributions also describing in detail the mathematical properties of each model. Acceleration waves and shock waves are the focus in the next two chapters. Numerical techniques, continuous data dependence, and spatial stability of the solution in a cylinder, feature prominently among other topics treated in the following two chapters. The final two chapters are devoted to a description of selected applications and the corresponding formation of mathematical models. Illustrations are taken from a broad range that includes nanofluids, porous media, thin films, nuclear reactors, traffic flow, biology, and medicine, all of contemporary active technological importance and interest. This book will be of value to applied mathematicians, theoretical engineers and other practitioners who wish to know both the theory and its relevance to diverse applications.
Review
From the reviews: "The presentation of the material is clear and consequential, and reading it is pleasant. The book can be useful for scholars working in continuum thermodynamics and applied mathematics. It can be chosen as a textbook for some graduate courses or in Ph.D. programs in applied mathematics or mathematical engineering. The exercises at the end of Chapters ... are useful didactic additions." (Paolo Maria Mariano, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 j)
Review
From the reviews:"The presentation of the material is clear and consequential, and reading it is pleasant. The book can be useful for scholars working in continuum thermodynamics and applied mathematics. It can be chosen as a textbook for some graduate courses or in Ph.D. programs in applied mathematics or mathematical engineering. The exercises at the end of Chapters ... are useful didactic additions." (Paolo Maria Mariano, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 j)
Synopsis
This book is devoted to an account of theories of heat conduction where the temperature may travel as a wave with a finite speed. It surveys many of the theories which have been proposed as candidates to describe thermal motion as a wave.
About the Author
Brian Straughan's research is in partial differential equations, scientific computing, and their applications to problems in the real world.
Table of Contents
Preface.-Introduction.- Interaction with elasticity.-Interaction with fluids.-Acceleration waves.-Shock waves.-Numerical solutions.-Qualitative estimates.-Spatial decay.-Nanofluids.-Other applications.-References.