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Geometric asymptotics for nonlinear PDE, I / V. P. Maslov, G. A. Omelʹyanov ; transl. by Dmitrii Chibisov

Auteur principal : Maslov, Viktor Pavlovich, 1930-, AuteurCo-auteur : Omel'yanov, Georgi Alexandrovich, 1950-, AuteurAuteur secondaire : Chibisov, Dmitrii Mikhailovich, 1936-, TraducteurType de document : MonographieCollection : Translations of mathematical monographs, 202Langue : anglais.Pays : Etats Unis.Éditeur : Providence : American Mathematical Society, 2001Description : 1 vol. (VIII-285 p.) : ill. ; 25 cmISBN : 0821821091.ISSN : 0065-9282.Bibliographie : Bibliogr. p. 275-285.Sujet MSC : 35Q51, PDEs of mathematical physics and other areas of application, Soliton equations
35Q30, PDEs of mathematical physics and other areas of application, Navier-Stokes equations
81Q20, General mathematical topics and methods in quantum theory, Semiclassical techniques, including WKB and Maslov methods
37K55, Dynamical system aspects of infinite-dimensional Hamiltonian and Lagrangian systems, Perturbations, KAM
35R35, Miscellaneous topics in partial differential equations, Free boundary problems for PDEs
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Bibliogr. p. 275-285

The book develops asymptotic methods for the study of partial differential equations (PDE) related to nonlinear dynamics. Special consideration is given to soliton-type and smooth shock waves. The material is very useful for studies in both nonlinear dynamics and the theory of PDE.
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Contents: Introduction; Waves in one-dimensional nonlinear media; Nonlinear waves in multidimensional media; Asymptotic solutions of some pseudodifferential equations and dynamical systems with small dispersion; Problems with a free boundary; Multi-phase asymptotic solutions; Asymptotics of stationary solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations describing stretched vortices; List of equations; Bibliography. (MathSciNet)

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