Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers I

Asymptotic Methods and Perturbation Theory

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Author: Carl M. Bender,Steven A. Orszag

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475730691

Category: Mathematics

Page: 593

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A clear, practical and self-contained presentation of the methods of asymptotics and perturbation theory for obtaining approximate analytical solutions to differential and difference equations. Aimed at teaching the most useful insights in approaching new problems, the text avoids special methods and tricks that only work for particular problems. Intended for graduates and advanced undergraduates, it assumes only a limited familiarity with differential equations and complex variables. The presentation begins with a review of differential and difference equations, then develops local asymptotic methods for such equations, and explains perturbation and summation theory before concluding with an exposition of global asymptotic methods. Emphasizing applications, the discussion stresses care rather than rigor and relies on many well-chosen examples to teach readers how an applied mathematician tackles problems. There are 190 computer-generated plots and tables comparing approximate and exact solutions, over 600 problems of varying levels of difficulty, and an appendix summarizing the properties of special functions.

Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers I

Asymptotic Methods and Perturbation Theory

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Author: Carl M. Bender,Steven A. Orszag

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387989310

Category: Mathematics

Page: 593

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This book gives a clear, practical and self-contained presentation of the methods of asymptotics and perturbation theory for obtaining approximate analytical solutions to differential and difference equations. These methods allow one to analyze physics and engineering problems that may not be solvable in closed form. The presentation provides insights that will be useful in approaching new problems.

Introduction to Perturbation Methods

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Author: Mark H. Holmes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387942032

Category: Mathematics

Page: 356

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This introductory graduate text is based on a graduate course the author has taught repeatedly over the last ten years to students in applied mathematics, engineering sciences, and physics. Each chapter begins with an introductory development involving ordinary differential equations, and goes on to cover such traditional topics as boundary layers and multiple scales. However, it also contains material arising from current research interest, including homogenisation, slender body theory, symbolic computing, and discrete equations. Many of the excellent exercises are derived from problems of up-to-date research and are drawn from a wide range of application areas.

Vibration and Coupling of Continuous Systems

Asymptotic Methods

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Author: Jacqueline Sanchez Hubert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364273782X

Category: Science

Page: 421

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Real problems concerning vibrations of elastic structures are among the most fascinating topics in mathematical and physical research as well as in applications in the engineering sciences. This book addresses the student familiar with the elementary mechanics of continua along with specialists. The authors start with an outline of the basic methods and lead the reader to research problems of current interest. An exposition of the method of spectra, asymptotic methods and perturbation is followed by applications to linear problems where elastic structures are coupled to fluids in bounded and unbounded domains, to radiation of immersed bodies, to local vibrations, to thermal effects and many more.

A First Look at Perturbation Theory

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Author: James G. Simmonds,James E. Mann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486315584

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

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This introductory text explains methods for obtaining approximate solutions to mathematical problems by exploiting the presence of small, dimensionless parameters. For engineering and physical science undergraduates.

Methods of Mathematical Physics

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Author: Harold Jeffreys,Bertha Jeffreys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521664028

Category: Mathematics

Page: 718

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This well-known text and reference contains an account of those parts of mathematics that are most frequently needed in physics. As a working rule, it includes methods which have applications in at least two branches of physics. The authors have aimed at a high standard of rigour and have not accepted the often-quoted opinion that 'any argument is good enough if it is intended to be used by scientists'. At the same time, they have not attempted to achieve greater generality than is required for the physical applications: this often leads to considerable simplification of the mathematics. Particular attention is also paid to the conditions under which theorems hold. Examples of the practical use of the methods developed are given in the text: these are taken from a wide range of physics, including dynamics, hydrodynamics, elasticity, electromagnetism, heat conduction, wave motion and quantum theory. Exercises accompany each chapter.

Worked Problems in Applied Mathematics

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Author: Nikola-I Nikolaevich and Lebedev,I. P. Skal?skai?a?,I?A?kov Solomonovich Ufli?a?nd

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486637303

Category: Mathematics

Page: 429

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These 566 problems plus answers cover a wide range of topics in an accessible manner, including steady-state harmonic oscillations, Fourier method, integral transforms, curvilinear coordinates, integral equations, and more. 1965 edition.

Asymptotic Expansions of Integrals

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Author: Norman Bleistein,Richard A. Handelsman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486650820

Category: Mathematics

Page: 425

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Excellent introductory text, written by two experts, presents a coherent and systematic view of principles and methods. Topics include integration by parts, Watson's lemma, LaPlace's method, stationary phase, and steepest descents. Additional subjects include the Mellin transform method and less elementary aspects of the method of steepest descents. 1975 edition.

Boundary Value Problems of Mathematical Physics

2-Volume Set

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Author: Ivar Stakgold

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 1611972388

Category:

Page: 748

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For more than 30 years, this two-volume set has helped prepare graduate students to use partial differential equations and integral equations to handle significant problems arising in applied mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences. Originally published in 1967, this graduate-level introduction is devoted to the mathematics needed for the modern approach to boundary value problems using Green's functions and using eigenvalue expansions. Now a part of SIAM's Classics series, these volumes contain a large number of concrete, interesting examples of boundary value problems for partial differential equations that cover a variety of applications that are still relevant today. For example, there is substantial treatment of the Helmholtz equation and scattering theory?subjects that play a central role in contemporary inverse problems in acoustics and electromagnetic theory.

Advanced Mathematical Methods

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Author: Adam Ostaszewski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521289641

Category: Mathematics

Page: 545

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This text is a self-contained second course on mathematical methods dealing with topics in linear algebra and multivariate calculus that can be applied to statistics.

Asymptotic Methods for Integrals

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Author: Nico M Temme

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814612170

Category: Mathematics

Page: 628

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This book gives introductory chapters on the classical basic and standard methods for asymptotic analysis, such as Watson's lemma, Laplace's method, the saddle point and steepest descent methods, stationary phase and Darboux's method. The methods, explained in great detail, will obtain asymptotic approximations of the well-known special functions of mathematical physics and probability theory. After these introductory chapters, the methods of uniform asymptotic analysis are described in which several parameters have influence on typical phenomena: turning points and transition points, coinciding saddle and singularities. In all these examples, the special functions are indicated that describe the peculiar behavior of the integrals. The text extensively covers the classical methods with an emphasis on how to obtain expansions, and how to use the results for numerical methods, in particular for approximating special functions. In this way, we work with a computational mind: how can we use certain expansions in numerical analysis and in computer programs, how can we compute coefficients, and so on. Contents:Basic Methods for IntegralsBasic Methods: Examples for Special FunctionsOther Methods for IntegralsUniform Methods for IntegralsUniform Methods for Laplace-Type IntegralsUniform Examples for Special FunctionsA Class of Cumulative Distribution Functions Readership: Researchers in applied mathematics, engineering, physics, mathematical statistics, probability theory and biology. The introductory parts and examples will be useful for post-graduate students in mathematics. Key Features:The book gives a complete overview of the classical asymptotic methods for integralsThe many examples give insight in the behavior of the well-known special functionsThe detailed explanations on how to obtain the coefficients in the expansions make the results useful for numerical applications, in particular, for computing special functionsThe many results on asymptotic representations of special functions supplement and extend those in the NIST Handbook of Mathematical FunctionsKeywords:Asymptotic Analysis;Approximation of Integrals;Asymptotic Approximations;Asymptotic Expansions;Steepest Descent Methods;Saddle Point Methods;Stationary Phase Method;Special Functions;Numerical Approximation of Special Functions;Cumulative Distribution FunctionsReviews: “The book is a useful contribution to the literature. It contains many asymptotic formulas that can be used by practitioners.” Zentralblatt MATH

Matched Asymptotic Expansions

Ideas and Techniques

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Author: P.A. Lagerstrom

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475719906

Category: Mathematics

Page: 252

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Content and Aims of this Book Earlier drafts of the manuscript of this book (James A. Boa was then coau thor) contained discussions of many methods and examples of singular perturba tion problems. The ambitious plans of covering a large number of topics were later abandoned in favor of the present goal: a thorough discussion of selected ideas and techniques used in the method of matched asymptotic expansions. Thus many problems and methods are not covered here: the method of av eraging and the related method of multiple scales are mentioned mainly to give reasons why they are not discussed further. Examples which required too sophis ticated and involved calculations, or advanced knowledge of a special field, are not treated; for instance, to the author's regret some very interesting applications to fluid mechanics had to be omitted for this reason. Artificial mathematical examples introduced to show some exotic or unexpected behavior are omitted, except when they are analytically simple and are needed to illustrate mathematical phenomena important for realistic problems. Problems of numerical analysis are not discussed.

Perturbation Methods in Applied Mathematics

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Author: Jirair Kevorkian,J.D. Cole

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475742134

Category: Mathematics

Page: 560

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This book is a revised and updated version, including a substantial portion of new material, of J. D. Cole's text Perturbation Methods in Applied Mathe matics, Ginn-Blaisdell, 1968. We present the material at a level which assumes some familiarity with the basics of ordinary and partial differential equations. Some of the more advanced ideas are reviewed as needed; therefore this book can serve as a text in either an advanced undergraduate course or a graduate level course on the subject. The applied mathematician, attempting to understand or solve a physical problem, very often uses a perturbation procedure. In doing this, he usually draws on a backlog of experience gained from the solution of similar examples rather than on some general theory of perturbations. The aim of this book is to survey these perturbation methods, especially in connection with differ ential equations, in order to illustrate certain general features common to many examples. The basic ideas, however, are also applicable to integral equations, integrodifferential equations, and even to_difference equations. In essence, a perturbation procedure consists of constructing the solution for a problem involving a small parameter B, either in the differential equation or the boundary conditions or both, when the solution for the limiting case B = 0 is known. The main mathematical tool used is asymptotic expansion with respect to a suitable asymptotic sequence of functions of B.

Perturbation Methods for Differential Equations

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Author: Bhimsen Shivamoggi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461200474

Category: Mathematics

Page: 354

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Perturbation methods are widely used in the study of physically significant differential equations, which arise in Applied Mathematics, Physics and Engineering.; Background material is provided in each chapter along with illustrative examples, problems, and solutions.; A comprehensive bibliography and index complete the work.; Covers an important field of solutions for engineering and the physical sciences.; To allow an interdisciplinary readership, the book focuses almost exclusively on the procedures and the underlying ideas and soft pedal the proofs; Dr. Bhimsen K. Shivamoggi has authored seven successful books for various publishers like John Wiley & Sons and Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering

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Author: Selcuk Bayin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470047410

Category: Mathematics

Page: 704

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An innovative treatment of mathematical methods for a multidisciplinary audience Clearly and elegantly presented, Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering provides a coherent treatment of mathematical methods, bringing advanced mathematical tools to a multidisciplinary audience. The growing interest in interdisciplinary studies has brought scientists from many disciplines such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, economics, and finance together, which has increased the demand for courses in upper-level mathematical techniques. This book succeeds in not only being tuned in to the existing practical needs of this multidisciplinary audience, but also plays a role in the development of new interdisciplinary science by introducing new techniques to students and researchers. Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering's modular structure affords instructors enough flexibility to use this book for several different advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses. Each chapter serves as a review of its subject and can be read independently, thus it also serves as a valuable reference and refresher for scientists and beginning researchers. There are a growing number of research areas in applied sciences, such as earthquakes, rupture, financial markets, and crashes, that employ the techniques of fractional calculus and path integrals. The book's two unique chapters on these subjects, written in a style that makes these advanced techniques accessible to a multidisciplinary audience, are an indispensable tool for researchers and instructors who want to add something new to their compulsory courses. Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering includes: * Comprehensive chapters on coordinates and tensors and on continuous groups and their representations * An emphasis on physical motivation and the multidisciplinary nature of the methods discussed * A coherent treatment of carefully selected topics in a style that makes advanced mathematical tools accessible to a multidisciplinary audience * Exercises at the end of every chapter and plentiful examples throughout the book Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering is not only appropriate as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate physics programs, but is also appropriate for engineering science and mechanical engineering departments due to its unique chapter coverage and easily accessible style. Readers are expected to be familiar with topics typically covered in the first three years of science and engineering undergraduate programs. Thoroughly class-tested, this book has been used in classes by more than 1,000 students over the past eighteen years.

Asymptotic Analysis of Differential Equations

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Author: R. B. White

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1848166087

Category: Mathematics

Page: 405

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"This is a useful volume in which a wide selection of asymptotic techniques is clearly presented in a form suitable for both applied mathematicians and Physicists who require an introduction to asymptotic techniques." --Book Jacket.