Do you want a rigorous book that remembers where PDEs come from and what they look like? This highly visual introduction to linear PDEs and initial/boundary value problems connects the math to physical reality, all the time providing a rigorous mathematical foundation for all solution methods. Readers are gradually introduced to abstraction - the most powerful tool for solving problems - rather than simply drilled in the practice of imitating solutions to given examples. The book is therefore ideal for students in mathematics and physics who require a more theoretical treatment than given in most introductory texts. Also designed with lecturers in mind, the fully modular presentation is easily adapted to a course of one-hour lectures, and a suggested 12-week syllabus is included to aid planning. Downloadable files for the hundreds of figures, hundreds of challenging exercises, and practice problems that appear in the book are available online, as are solutions.
Author: Marcus Pivato Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 01/07/2010 Pages: 630 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 2.64lbs Size: 9.60h x 6.80w x 1.40d ISBN: 9780521136594
About the Author Pivato, Marcus: - Marcus Pivato is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.