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Hyperbolic Conservation Laws in Continuum Physics

Hyperbolic Conservation Laws in Continuum Physics
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Dewey Class 515.353
Title Hyperbolic Conservation Laws in Continuum Physics (EB) / by Constantine M. Dafermos.
Author Dafermos, Constantine M. , 1941-
Other name(s) SpringerLink (Online service)
Publication Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer , 2010.
Physical Details XXXV, 710 pages : online resource.
Series Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften, A Series of Comprehensive Studies in Mathematics 0072-7830 ; ; 325
ISBN 9783642040481
Summary Note This is a masterly exposition and an encyclopedic presentation of the theory of hyperbolic conservation laws. It illustrates the essential role of continuum thermodynamics in providing motivation and direction for the development of the mathematical theory while also serving as the principal source of applications. The reader is expected to have a certain mathematical sophistication and to be familiar with (at least) the rudiments of analysis and the qualitative theory of partial differential equations, whereas prior exposure to continuum physics is not required. The target group of readers would consist of (a) experts in the mathematical theory of hyperbolic systems of conservation laws who wish to learn about the connection with classical physics; (b) specialists in continuum mechanics who may need analytical tools; (c) experts in numerical analysis who wish to learn the underlying mathematical theory; and (d) analysts and graduate students who seek introduction to the theory of hyperbolic systems of conservation laws. New to the 3rd edition is an account of the early history of the subject, spanning the period between 1800 to 1957. Also new is a chapter recounting the recent solution of open problems of long standing in classical aerodynamics. Furthermore, the presentation of a number of topics in the previous edition has been revised and brought up to date, and the collection of applications has been substantially enriched. The bibliography, also expanded and updated, now comprises over fifteen hundred titles. From the reviews of the 2nd edition: "The author is known as one of the leading experts in the field. His masterly written book is, surely, the most complete exposition in the subject." Evgeniy Panov, Zentralblatt MATH "This book is sure to convince every reader that working in this area is challenging, enlightening, and joyful." Katarina Jegdic, SIAM Review:
Contents note Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- A Sketch of the Early History of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws -- I.Balance Laws -- II.Introduction to Continuum Physics -- III.Hyperbolic Systems of Balance Laws -- IV.The Cauchy Problem -- V.Entropy and the Stability of Classical Solutions -- VI.The L1 Theory for Scalar Conservation Laws -- VII.Hyperbolic Systems of Balance Laws in One-Space Dimension -- VIII.Admissible Shocks -- IX.AdmissibleWave Fans and the Riemann Problem -- X.Generalized Characteristics -- XI.Genuinely Nonlinear Scalar Conservation Laws -- XII.Genuinely Nonlinear Systems of Two Conservation Laws -- XIII.The Random Choice Method -- XIV.The Front Tracking Method and Standard Riemann Semigroups -- XV.Construction of BV Solutions by the Vanishing Viscosity Method -- XVI.Compensated Compactness.-XVII.Conservation Laws in Two Space Dimensions -- Bibliography -- Author Index -- Subject Index.
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