Fourier Series in Several Variables with Applications to Partial Differential Equations

Victor Shapiro

March 28, 2011 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 352 Pages
ISBN 9781439854273 - CAT# K12514
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Applied Mathematics & Nonlinear Science

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Features

  • Shows how various Fourier series methods can solve nonlinear PDEs
  • Discusses the connection between multiple Fourier series and number theory
  • Presents the periodic Ca-theory of Calderon and Zygmund
  • Explores the extension of Fatou’s famous work on antiderivatives and nontangential limits to higher dimensions
  • Emphasizes the importance of surface spherical harmonic functions
  • Provides the solution to a 100-year-old problem

Summary

Fourier Series in Several Variables with Applications to Partial Differential Equations illustrates the value of Fourier series methods in solving difficult nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs). Using these methods, the author presents results for stationary Navier-Stokes equations, nonlinear reaction-diffusion systems, and quasilinear elliptic PDEs and resonance theory. He also establishes the connection between multiple Fourier series and number theory.

The book first presents four summability methods used in studying multiple Fourier series: iterated Fejer, Bochner-Riesz, Abel, and Gauss-Weierstrass. It then covers conjugate multiple Fourier series, the analogue of Cantor’s uniqueness theorem in two dimensions, surface spherical harmonics, and Schoenberg’s theorem. After describing five theorems on periodic solutions of nonlinear PDEs, the text concludes with solutions of stationary Navier-Stokes equations.

Discussing many results and studies from the literature, this book demonstrates the robust power of Fourier analysis in solving seemingly impenetrable nonlinear problems.