An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

by Yehuda Pinchover, Jacob Rubinstein

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  • 9780521613231
  • 9780511110252
  • 9781139637251
A complete introduction to partial differential equations, this textbook provides a rigorous yet accessible guide to students in mathematics, physics and engineering. The presentation is lively and up to date, paying particular emphasis to developing an appreciation of underlying mathematical theory. Beginning with basic definitions, properties and derivations of some basic equations of mathematical physics from basic principles, the book studies first order equations, classification of second order equations, and the one-dimensional wave equation. Two chapters are devoted to the separation of variables, whilst others concentrate on a wide range of topics including elliptic theory, Green's functions, variational and numerical methods. A rich collection of worked examples and exercises accompany the text, along with a large number of illustrations and graphs to provide insight into the numerical examples. Solutions to selected exercises are included for students whilst extended solution sets are available to lecturers from [email protected]

  • Cambridge University Press; May 2005
  • ISBN: 9780511110252
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  • Title: An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
  • Author: Yehuda Pinchover; Jacob Rubinstein
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521613231
  • 9780511110252
  • 9781139637251

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'Their book spans both introductory and advanced material, making it suitable for use right through a UK undergraduate degree. … It stresses the practical applications of rigour, introduced with a touch sufficiently light not to put off the average student.' The Times Higher Education Supplement