This is the second edition of the now definitive text on partial differential equations (PDE). It offers a comprehensive survey of modern techniques in the theoretical study of PDE with particular emphasis on nonlinear equations. Its wide scope and clear exposition make it a great text for a graduate course in PDE. For this edition, the author has made numerous changes, including a new chapter on nonlinear wave equations, more than 80 new exercises, several new sections, a significantly expanded bibliography. About the First Edition: I have used this book for both regular PDE and topics courses. It has a wonderful combination of insight and technical detail. ... Evans' book is evidence of his mastering of the field and the clarity of presentation. --Luis Caffarelli, University of Texas It is fun to teach from Evans' book. It explains many of the essential ideas and techniques of partial differential equations ... Every graduate student in analysis should read it. --David Jerison, MIT I use Partial Differential Equations to prepare my students for their Topic exam, which is a requirement before starting working on their dissertation. The book provides an excellent account of PDE's ... I am very happy with the preparation it provides my students. --Carlos Kenig, University of Chicago Evans' book has already attained the status of a classic. It is a clear choice for students just learning the subject, as well as for experts who wish to broaden their knowledge ... An outstanding reference for many aspects of the field. --Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford University
This book is a very well-accepted introduction to the subject. In it, the author identifies the significant aspects of the theory and explores them with a limited amount of machinery from mathematical analysis. Now, in this fourth edition, the book has again been updated with an additional chapter on Lewy’s example of a linear equation without solutions.
This book offers an ideal introduction to the theory of partial differential equations. It focuses on elliptic equations and systematically develops the relevant existence schemes, always with a view towards nonlinear problems. It also develops the main methods for obtaining estimates for solutions of elliptic equations: Sobolev space theory, weak and strong solutions, Schauder estimates, and Moser iteration. It also explores connections between elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations as well as the connection with Brownian motion and semigroups. This second edition features a new chapter on reaction-diffusion equations and systems.
Modern and systematic treatment of main approaches; Several additions have been made to the German edition, most notably coverage of eigenvalues and expansions; Emphasis on methods relevant for both linear and nonlinear equations; Contains chapter summaries, detailed illustrations and numerous exercises
This book provides a basic introductory course in partial differential equations, in which theory and applications are interrelated and developed side by side. Emphasis is on proofs, which are not only mathematically rigorous, but also constructive, where the structure and properties of the solution are investigated in detail. The authors feel that it is no longer necessary to follow the tradition of introducing the subject by deriving various partial differential equations of continuum mechanics and theoretical physics. Therefore, the subject has been introduced by mathematical analysis of the simplest, yet one of the most useful (from the point of view of applications), class of partial differential equations, namely the equations of first order, for which existence, uniqueness and stability of the solution of the relevant problem (Cauchy problem) is easy to discuss. Throughout the book, attempt has been made to introduce the important ideas from relatively simple cases, some times by referring to physical processes, and then extending them to more general systems.
A rigorous introduction to the abstract theory of partial differential equations progresses from the theory of distribution and Sobolev spaces to Fredholm operations, the Schauder fixed point theorem and Bochner integrals.
"This second edition contains new and additional exercises, and it includes a new chapter on the applications of PDEs to biology: age structured models, pattern formation, epidemic wave fronts, and advection-diffusion processes. The student who reads through this book and solves many of the exercises will have a sound knowledge base for upper division mathematics, science, and engineering courses where detailed models and applications are introduced."--BOOK JACKET.
This book provides an accessible treatment of this demanding subject. The authors integrate the use of Mathematica throughout the book rather than just providing a few sample problems at the end of chapters. Although rich in the theory for developing underlying mathematical analysis, the text emphasizes the development of methods. Partial Differential Equations and Mathematica provides basic concepts and methods for beginners as well as provides training and encouragement for those continuing their studies in the subject or in applied areas.
This book offers a self-contained introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs), primarily focusing on linear equations, and also providing perspective on nonlinear equations. The treatment is mathematically rigorous with a generally theoretical layout, with indications to some of the physical origins of PDEs. The Second Edition is rewritten to incorporate years of classroom feedback, to correct errors and to improve clarity. The exposition offers many examples, problems and solutions to enhance understanding. Requiring only advanced differential calculus and some basic Lp theory, the book will appeal to advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and to applied mathematicians and mathematical physicists.