## Partial Differential EquationsThis book is a very well-accepted introduction to the subject. In it, the author identifies the significant aspects of the theory and explores them with a limited amount of machinery from mathematical analysis. Now, in this fourth edition, the book has again been updated with an additional chapter on Lewy’s example of a linear equation without solutions. |

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standard textbook on PDE

### Contents

Chapter | 1 |

Quasilinear Equations | 9 |

Examples | 15 |

The Cauchy Problem | 24 |

Chapter 2 | 33 |

The OneDimensional Wave Equation | 40 |

Systems of FirstOrder Equations | 46 |

A Quasilinear System and Simple Waves | 52 |

Proof of Existence of Solutions for the Dirichlet Problem Using | 111 |

Solution of the Dirichlet Problem by HilbertSpace Methods | 117 |

HigherOrder Hyperbolic Equations with Constant Coefficients | 143 |

Symmetric Hyperbolic Systems | 163 |

Chapter 6 | 186 |

Chapter 8 | 192 |

More on the Hilbert Space g and the Assumption of Boundary Values | 198 |

Chapter 7 | 206 |

The LagrangeGreen Identity | 79 |

Distribution Solutions | 89 |

The Maximum Principle | 103 |

H Lewys Example of a Linear Equation | 235 |

Bibliography | 241 |

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