Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

With Special Functions, Fourier Series, and Boundary Value Problems

  • Ravi P. Agarwal
  • Donal O’Regan

Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
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About this book

Introduction

This textbook provides a genuine treatment of ordinary and partial differential equations (ODEs and PDEs) through 50 class tested lectures.

Key Features:

  • Explains mathematical concepts with clarity and rigor, using fully worked-out examples and helpful illustrations.
  • Develops ODEs in conjuction with PDEs and is aimed mainly toward applications.
  • Covers importat applications-oriented topics such as solutions of ODEs in the form of power series, special functions, Bessel functions, hypergeometric functions, orthogonal functions and polynomicals, Legendre, Chebyshev, Hermite, and Laguerre polynomials, and the theory of Fourier series.
  • Provides exercises at the end of each chapter for practice.

This book is ideal for an undergratuate or first year graduate-level course, depending on the university.  Prerequisites include a course in calculus.

About the Authors:

Ravi P. Agarwal received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. He is a professor of mathematics at the Florida Institute of Technology. His research interests include numerical analysis, inequalities, fixed point theorems, and differential and difference equations. He is the author/co-author of over 800 journal articles and more than 20 books, and actively contributes to over 40 journals and book series in various capacities.

Donal O’Regan received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Oregon State University, Oregon, U.S.A. He is a professor of mathematics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is the author/co-author of 15 books and has published over 650 papers on fixed point theory, operator, integral, differential and difference equations. He serves on the editorial board of many mathematical journals.

Previously, the authors have co-authored/co-edited the following books with Springer: Infinite Interval Problems for Differential, Difference and Integral Equations; Singular Differential and Integral Equations with Applications; Nonlinear Analysis and Applications: To V. Lakshmikanthan on his 80th Birthday; An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations.

In addition, they have collaborated with others on the following titles: Positive Solutions of Differential, Difference and Integral Equations; Oscillation Theory for Difference and Functional Differential Equations; Oscillation Theory for Second Order Linear, Half-Linear, Superlinear and Sublinear Dynamic Equations.

Keywords

Boundary value problem PDE calculus differential equation linear optimization ordinary differential equation partial differential equation verification wave equation

Authors and affiliations

  • Ravi P. Agarwal
    • 1
  • Donal O’Regan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesFlorida Institute of TechnologyMelbourne
  2. 2.GalwayMathematics DepartmentNational University of IrelandIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79146-3
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-79145-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-79146-3
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