Synopses & Reviews
Many physical problems that are usually solved by differential equation methods can be solved more effectively by integral equation methods. This is the first book to focus exclusively on singular integral equations and on the distributional solutions of these equations. With extensive examples and problem sets, the book gives a thorough introduction to the field. It progresses systematically from basic concepts to two-dimensional problems.
Review
"The book represents a well-written and richly illustrated by examples textbook for those who want to be introduced to the topic... The book...might be very useful for advanced engineers and students. Special features, distinguishing the book from others...are simple exposition (minimal number of lengthy proofs), ample examples, and exercises... The authors supply by examples almost all principal sections and demonstrate practical use of the exposed theoretical material. Bibliographical notes and exercises conclude each chapter."
-Zentralblatt Math
"The content and style reflect the fact that the authors address their book to those who are interested in applications, like physicists, theoretically inclined engineers and other scientists working with mathematical tools... The necessary prerequisites are summarized at the beginning in a separate chapter, which makes the material accessible also for graduate students with little background in mathematics... Special features of the book in comparison with most texts on singular integral equations are the distributional framework and the inclusion of Hadamard finite part integrals... The authors give explicit solutions and formulas...making the book a good reference for those who need to solve concrete problems. Many worked-out examples and exercises...help the ambitious reader to get some practice and may serve as a valuable source of problems for students and lecturers."
-Mathematical Reviews