* Good reference text; clusters well with other Birkhauser integral equations & integral methods books (Estrada and Kanwal, Kythe/Puri, Constanda, et al).
* Includes many practical applications/techniques for applied mathematicians, physicists, engineers, grad students.
* The contributors to the volume draw from a number of physical domains and propose diverse treatments for various mathematical models through the use of integration as an essential solution tool.
* Physically meaningful problems in areas related to finite and boundary element techniques, conservation laws, hybrid approaches, ordinary and partial differential equations, and vortex methods are explored in a rigorous, accessible manner.
* The new results provided are a good starting point for future exploitation of the interdisciplinary potential of integration as a unifying methodology for the investigation of mathematical models.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 474 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
"These proceedings contain invited and contributed papers presented on [the] occasion of [a] 2002 meeting in Saint Etienue, France. The contributions tackle quite naturally very diverse field and can[not] possibly be described in content in a few words. Let us therefore just mention the contents of three contributions. - P.A. Martin discusses fundamental solutions of various partial differential equations in connection with functionally graded materials, in the case that the material properties vary exponentially in one direction. In another paper, M.-C. Rivara and N. Hitschfeld discuss mesh generation algorithms, which automatically refine and improve the triangulation. Finally, B. Rutily discusses some aspects of multiple scattering theory, in particular methods under development applicable especially in problems of stellar atmospheres."
-Monatshefte fur Mathematik