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Geometric Approaches to Differential Equations

Geometric Approaches to Differential Equations


Part of Australian Mathematical Society Lecture Series

Peter J. Vassiliou, Colin Rogers, Wolfgang K. Schief, Mark E. Johnston, Annalisa Calini, Niky Kamran, Ian G. Lisle, Gregory J. Reid, David Hartley, Geoff E. Prince, Michael K. Murray
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  • Date Published: March 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521775984

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  • This book provides a concise and accessible exposition of a wide range of topics in geometric approaches to differential equations. The aim of the book is to present an overview of this developing subject and a brief introduction to a number of related topics, including twistor theory, vortex filament dynamics, calculus of variations, exterior differential systems and Bäcklund transformations. Written by leading experts, this book is an ideal starting point for graduate students embarking on research. It will also be of use to researchers and anybody wishing to learn more about this burgeoning field of mathematical endeavour.

    • Written by experts in the field
    • Concise, clear expositions of topics of current interest
    • Makes the research literature accessible to graduate students and researchers in related fields
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    'It is a pleasure to report on this outstanding collection of articles … a coherent set of expository lecture notes prepared by leading experts in the geometric aspects of differential equations.' Australian Mathematical Society Gazette

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    • Date Published: March 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521775984
    • length: 238 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Geometric approaches to differential equations: an introduction Peter J. Vassiliou
    2. Bäcklund and his works: applications in soliton theory Colin Rogers, Wolfgang K. Schief and Mark E. Johnston
    3. Recent developments in integrable curve dynamics Annalisa Calini
    4. An elementary introduction to exterior differential systems Niky Kamran
    5. Cartan structure of infinite Lie pseudogroups Ian G. Lisle and Gregory J. Reid
    6. Cartan's method of equivalence David Hartley
    7. The inverse problem in the calculus of variations and its ramifications Geoff E. Prince
    8. Twistor theory Michael K. Murray.

  • Editors

    Peter J. Vassiliou, University of Canberra

    Ian G. Lisle, University of Canberra


    Peter J. Vassiliou, Colin Rogers, Wolfgang K. Schief, Mark E. Johnston, Annalisa Calini, Niky Kamran, Ian G. Lisle, Gregory J. Reid, David Hartley, Geoff E. Prince, Michael K. Murray

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