Elliptic Partial Differential Equations of Second Order

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Jan 7, 2013 - Mathematics - 401 pages
This volume is intended as an essentially self contained exposition of portions of the theory of second order quasilinear elliptic partial differential equations, with emphasis on the Dirichlet problem in bounded domains. It grew out of lecture notes for graduate courses by the authors at Stanford University, the final material extending well beyond the scope of these courses. By including preparatory chapters on topics such as potential theory and functional analysis, we have attempted to make the work accessible to a broad spectrum of readers. Above all, we hope the readers of this book will gain an appreciation of the multitude of ingenious barehanded techniques that have been developed in the study of elliptic equations and have become part of the repertoire of analysis. Many individuals have assisted us during the evolution of this work over the past several years. In particular, we are grateful for the valuable discussions with L. M. Simon and his contributions in Sections 15.4 to 15.8; for the helpful comments and corrections of J. M. Cross, A. S. Geue, J. Nash, P. Trudinger and B. Turkington; for the contributions of G. Williams in Section 10.5 and of A. S. Geue in Section 10.6; and for the impeccably typed manuscript which resulted from the dedicated efforts oflsolde Field at Stanford and Anna Zalucki at Canberra. The research of the authors connected with this volume was supported in part by the National Science Foundation.

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Biography of David Gilbarg David Gilbarg was born in New York in 1918, and was educated there through udergraduate school. He received his Ph.D. degree at Indiana University in 1941. His work in fluid dynamics during the war years motivated much of his later research on flows with free boundaries. He was on the Mathematics faculty at Indiana University from 1946 to 1957 and at Stanford University from 1957 on. His principal interests and contributions have been in mathematical fluid dynamics and the theory of elliptic partial differential equations. Biography of Neil S. Trudinger Neil S. Trudinger was born in Ballarat, Australia in 1942. After schooling and undergraduate education in Australia, he completed his PhD at Stanford University, USA in 1966. He has been a Professor of Mathematics at the Australian National University, Canberra since 1973. His research contributions, while largely focussed on non-linear elliptic partial differential equations, have also spread into geometry, functional analysis and computational mathematics. Among honours received are Fellowships of the Australian Academy of Science and of the Royal Society of London.

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