Flows and Foliations
In this chapter, we investigate the global theory of ordinary differential equations (flows), referred to as O.D.E., and the Frobenius integrability condition for k-plane distributions (foliations). Although this latter topic concerns global partial differential equations (P.D.E.), our approach will be largely qualitative, with very few explicit partial differential equations in evidence. Unless otherwise indicated, all manifolds will have empty boundary.
KeywordsVector Field Local Flow Flow Line Infinitesimal Generator Integral Manifold
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