Synopses & Reviews
This volume contains a wealth of results and methodologies applicable to a wide range of problems arising in reaction-diffusion theory. The first part is concerned with obtaining the complete structure of the large-time solution of scalar reaction diffusion equations, and systems of reaction-diffusion equations. The second part is concerned with the analysis of a class of singular reaction-diffusion equations.
In this detailed analysis, use is made of the method of matched asymptotic expansions, dynamical systems theory, and comparison theorems, which provide a powerful combination of techniques for the detailed analysis of this broad class of reaction-diffusion equations.
The monograph can be viewed both as a handbook, and as a detailed description of the methodology. Researchers in reaction-diffusion theory, and scientists applying reaction-diffusion theory to such areas as chemical kinetics, biological systems, epidemiology and population dynamics, will find it a popular addition to the literature.
Review
From the reviews of the first edition: "The book contains useful information on the topic, especially precise (and non-standard) asymptotic expansions in different regions collected with the help of the MAE-s into the complete characterization of the solutions to the nonlinear problems in consideration. The book is warmly recommended to specialists in ODE-s, PDE-s, researchers in reaction-diffusion theory, physicists, engineers and to students with basic knowledge on parabolic equations." (Jeno Hegedus, Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum, Vol. 72, 2006)
Synopsis
This volume contains a wealth of results and methodologies applicable to a wide range of problems arising in reaction-diffusion theory. It can be viewed both as a handbook, and as a detailed description of the methodology. The authors present new methods based on matched asymptotic expansions.
Table of Contents
From the contents: Part I: The Evolution of Travelling Waves in Scalar Fisher-Kolmogorov Equations.- Part II - The Analysis of a Class of Singular Scalar Reaction Diffusion Equations.- Appendices.