Synopses & Reviews
This three-part graduate-level treatment begins with classical perturbation techniques, discussing the Lagrange expansion theorem, matrix exponential, invariant imbedding, and dynamic programming. The second part concentrates on equations, presenting renormalization techniques of Lindstedt and Shohat and averaging techniques by Bellman and Richardson. The concluding chapter focuses on second-order linear differential equations, illustrating applications of the WKB-Liouville method and asymptotic series. Exercises, comments, and an annotated bibliography follow each demonstration of technique. A course in intermediate calculus and a basic understanding of ordinary differential equations are prerequisites. 1966 ed. 7 figures.
Synopsis
Graduate students receive a stimulating introduction to analytical approximation techniques for solving differential equations in this text, which introducesand#160;a series of interesting and scientifically significant problems, indicates useful solutions, and supplies a guide to further reading. Intermediate calculus andand#160;basic grasp of ordinary differential equations are prerequisites.
Synopsis
An introduction to a variety of perturbation techniques for ordinary differential equations, this work outlines applications through specific examples. Mathematicians, engineers, and applied scientists will find its exposition entirely accessible.
The first part covers the classical perturbation techniques. Dr. Bellman begins with a readily solved linear algebraic equation that exhibits some of the versatility of the Lagrange expansion theorem. This leads by easy stages to a discussion of the matrix exponential and to a brief excursion into the domain of Poincare and Lyapunov, where invariant imbedding is illustrated. Subsequent discussions of alternative perturbation techniques employ dynamic programming. The second chapter concentrates on nonlinear differential equations, presenting renormalization techniques of Lindstedt and Shohat and averaging techniques by Bellman and Richardson. The concluding chapter considers a variety of questions centering on a second-order linear differential equation, explaining the applications of the WKB-Liouville method and asymptotic series.
Exercises, comments, and an annotated bibliography follow each demonstration of technique. The text presupposes a course in intermediate calculus and rudiments of the theory of ordinary differential equations. For the engineer, physicist, or mathematician working in fields requiring the solution of differential equations, this text provides a stimulating introduction to analytical approximation techniques.
Synopsis
Graduate students receive a stimulating introduction to analytical approximation techniques for solving differential equations in this text, which introducesand#160;scientifically significant problems and indicates useful solutions. 1966 edition.
Table of Contents
1. Classical Perturbation Techniques
2. Periodic Solutions of Nonlinear Differential Equations and Renormalization Techniques
3. The Liouville-WKB Approximation and Asymptotic Series
and#160; Subject Index. Author Index