Partial Differential Equations with Variable Exponents: Variational Methods and Qualitative Analysis

1st Edition

Vicentiu D. Radulescu, Dusan D. Repovs

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published June 24, 2015
Reference - 323 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498703413 - CAT# K24661
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Monographs and Research Notes in Mathematics

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Summary

Partial Differential Equations with Variable Exponents: Variational Methods and Qualitative Analysis provides researchers and graduate students with a thorough introduction to the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) with a variable exponent, particularly those of elliptic type.

The book presents the most important variational methods for elliptic PDEs described by nonhomogeneous differential operators and containing one or more power-type nonlinearities with a variable exponent. The authors give a systematic treatment of the basic mathematical theory and constructive methods for these classes of nonlinear elliptic equations as well as their applications to various processes arising in the applied sciences.

The analysis developed in the book is based on the notion of a generalized or weak solution. This approach leads not only to the fundamental results of existence and multiplicity of weak solutions but also to several qualitative properties, including spectral analysis, bifurcation, and asymptotic analysis.

The book examines the equations from different points of view while using the calculus of variations as the unifying theme. Readers will see how all of these diverse topics are connected to other important parts of mathematics, including topology, differential geometry, mathematical physics, and potential theory.