Synopses & Reviews
This book is intended for students who wish to get an introduction to the theory of partial differential equations. The author focuses on elliptic equations and systematically develops the relevant existence schemes, always with a view towards nonlinear problems. These are maximum principle methods (particularly important for numerical analysis schemes), parabolic equations, variational methods, and continuity methods. This book also develops the main methods for obtaining estimates for solutions of elliptic equations: Sobolev space theory, weak and strong solutions, Schauder estimates, and Moser iteration. Connections between elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations are explored, as well as the connection with Brownian motion and semigroups. This book can be utilized for a one-year course on partial differential equations. For the new edition the author has added a new chapter on reaction-diffusion equations and systems. There is also new material on Neumann boundary value problems, Poincaré inequalities, expansions, as well as a new proof of the Hölder regularity of solutions of the Poisson equation. Jürgen Jost is Co-Director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Leipzig. He is the author of a number of Springer books, including Dynamical Systems (2005), Postmodern Analysis (3rd ed. 2005, also translated into Japanese), Compact Riemann Surfaces (3rd ed. 2006) and Riemannian Geometry and Geometric Analysis (4th ed., 2005). The present book is an expanded translation of the original German version, Partielle Differentialgleichungen (1998). About the first edition: Because of the nice global presentation, I recommend this book to students and young researchers who need the now classical properties of these second-order partial differential equations. Teachers will also find in this textbook the basis of an introductory course on second-order partial differential equations. - Alain Brillard, Mathematical Reviews Beautifully written and superbly well-organised, I strongly recommend this book to anyone seeking a stylish, balanced, up-to-date survey of this central area of mathematics. - Nick Lord, The Mathematical Gazette
Review
"Because of the nice global presentation, I recommend this book to students and young researchers who need the now classical properties of these second-order partial differential equations. Teachers will also find in this textbook the basis of an introductory course on second-order partial differential equations." - Alain Brillard, Mathematical Reviews "Beautifully written and superbly well-organised, I strongly recommend this book to anyone seeking a stylish, balanced, up-to-date survey of this central area of mathematics." - Nick Lord, The Mathematical Gazette
Review
From the reviews of the second edition: "Because of the nice global presentation, I recommend this book to students and young researchers who need the now classical properties of these second-order partial differential equations. Teachers will also find in this textbook the basis of an introductory course on second-order partial differential equations." - Alain Brillard, Mathematical Reviews "Beautifully written and superbly well-organised, I strongly recommend this book to anyone seeking a stylish, balanced, up-to-date survey of this central area of mathematics." - Nick Lord, The Mathematical Gazette "It is an expanded translation by the author of the German original. ... The range of methods is wide, covering integral kernels, maximum principles, variational principles, gradient descents, weak derivatives and Sobolev spaces. ... the proof are clear and pleasant, provided the reader has a good command in integration theory. ... This book is an interesting introduction to the multiple facets of partial differential equations -- especially to regularity theory -- for the reader who has already a good background in analysis." (Jean Van Schaftingen, Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society, 2007)
Synopsis
This book develops the important approaches to the existence and regularity of partial differential equations, in particular of elliptic (and parabolic) type, particularly those aspects and methods that are relevant not only for linear, but also for nonlinear equations.
Synopsis
This book offers an ideal introduction to the theory of partial differential equations. It focuses on elliptic equations and systematically develops the relevant existence schemes, always with a view towards nonlinear problems. It also develops the main methods for obtaining estimates for solutions of elliptic equations: Sobolev space theory, weak and strong solutions, Schauder estimates, and Moser iteration. It also explores connections between elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations as well as the connection with Brownian motion and semigroups. This second edition features a new chapter on reaction-diffusion equations and systems.
Table of Contents
Preface to the First Edition.- Preface to the Second Edition.- Introduction.- The Laplace equation as the prototype of an elliptic partial differential equation of 2nd order.- The maximum principle.- Existence techniques I: methods based on the maximum principle.- Existence techniques II: Parabolic methods. The Heat equation.- Reaction Diffusion Equations and Systems.- The wave equation and its connections with the Laplace and heat equations * The heat equation, semigroups, and Brownian motion * The Dirichlet principle. Variational methods for the solution of PDEs (Existence techniques III) * Sobolev spaces and L2 regularity theory * Strong solutions * The regularity theory of Schauder and the continuity method (Existence techniques IV) * The Moser iteration method and the reqularity theorem of de Giorgi and Nash * Appendix: Banach and Hilbert spaces. The Lp-spaces.- References.- Index of Notation.- Index.-