Perturbation Methods for Differential Equations

  • Bhimsen K. Shivamoggi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 335-354

About this book


In nonlinear problems, essentially new phenomena occur which have no place in the corresponding linear problems. Therefore, in the study of nonlinear problems the major purpose is not so much to introduce methods that improve the accuracy of linear methods, but to focus attention on those features of the nonlinearities that result in distinctively new phenomena. Among the latter are - * existence of solutions ofperiodic problems for all frequencies rather than only a setofcharacteristic values, * dependenceofamplitude on frequency, * removal ofresonance infinities, * appearance ofjump phenomena, * onsetofchaotic motions. On the other hand, mathematical problems associated with nonlinearities are so complex that a comprehensive theory of nonlinear phenomena is out of the question.' Consequently, one practical approach is to settle for something less than complete generality. Thus, one gives up the study of global behavior of solutions of a nonlinear problem and seeks nonlinear solutions in the neighborhood of (or as perturbations about) a known linear solution. This is the basic idea behind a perturbative solutionofa nonlinear problem.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Bhimsen K. Shivamoggi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6588-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0047-5
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