Synopses & Reviews
Uniquely provides fully solved problems for linear partial differential equations and boundary value problemsPartial Differential Equations: Theory and Completely Solved Problems utilizes real-world physical models alongside essential theoretical concepts. With extensive examples, the book guides readers through the use of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) for successfully solving and modeling phenomena in engineering, biology, and the applied sciences.
The book focuses exclusively on linear PDEs and how they can be solved using the separation of variables technique. The authors begin by describing functions and their partial derivatives while also defining the concepts of elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic PDEs. Following an introduction to basic theory, subsequent chapters explore key topics including:
â€˘ Classification of second-order linear PDEs
â€˘ Derivation of heat, wave, and Laplaceâ€™s equations
â€˘ Fourier series
â€˘ Separation of variables
â€˘ Sturm-Liouville theory
â€˘ Fourier transforms
Each chapter concludes with summaries that outline key concepts. Readers are provided the opportunity to test their comprehension of the presented material through numerous problems, ranked by their level of complexity, and a related website features supplemental data and resources.
Extensively class-tested to ensure an accessible presentation, Partial Differential Equations is an excellent book for engineering, mathematics, and applied science courses on the topic at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.
Review
â€śSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.â€ťÂ (Choice, 1 August 2013)
Synopsis
Combining over 28 years of teaching experience, the authors present a PDE text that is accessible to all studentsâ€”regardless of their background or mathematical sophistication. The book provides over 150 completely worked problems with solutions and commentaries for both linear partial differential equations and boundary value problems with applications in engineering and biology. Topics covered include a classification of PDEs, heat equation, wave equation, Laplace's equation, separation of variables, Fourier series, classical PDEs, Sturm-Liouville problems, special functions, transform methods, and the method of characteristics for first order PDEs.
Synopsis
Uniquely provides fully solved problems for both linear partial differential equations and boundary value problemsPartial Differential Equations: Theory and Completely Solved Problems utilizes real-world physical models alongside essential theoretical concepts. With extensive examples, the book guides readers through the use of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) for successfully solving and modeling phenomena in engineering, biology, and the applied sciences.
The book focuses exclusively on linear PDEs and how they can be solved using the separation of variables technique. The authors begin by describing functions and their partial derivatives while also defining the concepts of elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic PDEs. Following an introduction to basic theory, subsequent chapters explore key topics including:
- Classification of second-order linear PDEs
- Derivation of heat, wave, and Laplace's equations
- Fourier series
- Separation of variables
- Sturm-Liouville theory
- Fourier transforms
Each chapter concludes with summaries that outline key concepts. Readers are provided the opportunity to test their comprehension of the presented material through numerous problems, ranked by their level of complexity, and a related website features supplemental data and resources.
Extensively class-tested to ensure an accessible presentation, Partial Differential Equations is an excellent book for engineering, mathematics, and applied science courses on the topic at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.
About the Author
T. HILLEN, PhD, is Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate Program) in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Hillen is a world-leading expert in PDEs applied to mathematical biology and has also published extensively in the area of general applied mathematics.
I. E. LEONARD, PhD, is Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Leonard works in the areas of real analysis and discrete mathematics.
H. VAN ROESSEL, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Van Roessel works on the application of PDEs to coagulation-fragmentation problems and related mathematical models.
Table of Contents
Preface v
PART I THEORY
1 Introduction 3
1.1 Partial Differential Equations 4
1.2 Classification of Second Order Linear PDEs 7
1.3 Side Conditions 10
1.4 Linear PDEs 12
1.5 Steady-State and Equilibrium Solutions 16
1.6 First Example for Separation of Variables 19
1.7 Derivation of the Diffusion Equation 24
1.8 Derivation of the Heat Equation 26
1.9 Derivation of the Wave Equation 29
1.10 Examples of Laplace's Equation 33
1.11 Summary 36
2 Fourier Series 39
2.1 Piecewise Continuous Functions 39
2.2 Even, Odd, and Periodic Functions 41
2.3 Orthogonal Functions 43
2.4 Fourier Series 49
2.5 Convergence of Fourier Series 56
2.6 Operations on Fourier Series 63
2.7 Mean Square Error 74
2.8 Complex Fourier Series 78
2.9 Summary 80
3 Separation of Variables 83
3.1 Homogeneous Equations 83
3.2 Nonhomogeneous Equations 95
3.3 Summary 111
4 Sturm-Liouville Theory 115
4.1 Formulation 115
4.2 Properties of Sturm-Liouville Problems 119
4.3 Eigenfunction Expansions 127
4.4 Rayleigh Quotient 135
4.5 Summary 141
5 Heat Eqn, Wave Eqn, and Laplace's Eqn 145
5.1 One-Dimensional Heat Equation 145
5.2 Two-Dimensional Heat Equation 150
5.3 One-DimensionalWave Equation 153
5.4 Laplace's Equation 163
5.5 Maximum Principle 168
5.6 Two-DimensionalWave Equation 169
5.7 Eigenfunctions in Two Dimensions 173
5.8 Summary 178
6 Polar Coordinates 181
6.1 Interior Dirichlet Problem for a Disk 181
6.2 Vibrating Circular Membrane 190
6.3 Bessel's Equation 193
6.4 Bessel Functions 198
6.5 Fourier-Bessel Series 213
6.6 Solution to the Vibrating Membrane Problem 217
6.7 Summary 221
7 Spherical Coordinates 225
7.1 Spherical Coordinates 225
7.2 Legendre's Equation 228
7.3 Legendre Functions 232
7.4 Spherical Bessel Functions 257
7.5 Interior Dirichlet Problem for a Sphere 258
7.6 Summary 262
8 Fourier Transforms 265
8.1 Fourier Integrals 265
8.2 Fourier Transforms 282
8.3 Summary 302
9 Fourier Transform Methods in PDEs 305
9.1 The Wave Equation 306
9.2 The Heat Equation 312
9.3 Laplace's Equation 326
9.4 Summary 335
10 Method of Characteristics 337
10.1 Introduction to the Method of Characteristics 337
10.2 Geometric Interpretation 342
10.3 d'Alembert's Solution 351
10.4 Extension to Quasilinear Equations 354
10.5 Summary 356
PART II EXPLICITLY SOLVED PROBLEMS
11 Fourier Series Problems 361
12 Sturm-Liouville Problems 393
13 Heat Equation Problems 433
14 Wave Equation Problems 491
15 Laplace's Equation Problems 543
16 Fourier Transform Problems 577
17 Method of Characteristics Problems 607
18 Four Sample Midterm Examinations 631
19 Four Sample Final Examinations 647
19.1 Final Exam 1 647
19.2 Final Exam 2 656
19.3 Final Exam 3 662
19.4 Final Exam 4 669
Appendices 677
Appendix A: Gamma Function 679
The Bibliography 683
Bibliography 685
The Index 687
Index 689