The implicit finite difference method of Euler is shown to generate a sequence convergent to the unique integral solution of evolution equations of the maximal monotone type. Moreover, the Chernoff theory provides a sufficient condition for consistent and stable time integration of time-dependent nonlinear equations. The Trotter–Kato theorem and the Lie–Trotter type product formula give a mathematical framework for the convergence analysis of numerical approximations of solutions to a general class of partial differential equations. This book contains examples demonstrating the applicability of the generation as well as the approximation theory.
In addition, the Kobayashi–Oharu approach of locally quasi-dissipative operators is discussed for homogeneous as well as nonhomogeneous equations. Applications to the delay differential equations, Navier–Stokes equation and scalar conservation equation are given.
Contents: Dissipative and Maximal Monotone OperatorsLinear SemigroupsAnalytic SemigroupsApproximation of C0-SemigroupsNonlinear Semigroups of ContractionsLocally Quasi-Dissipative Evolution EquationsThe Crandall–Pazy ClassVariational Formulations and Gelfand TriplesApplications to Concrete SystemsApproximation of Solutions for Evolution EquationsSemilinear Evolution EquationsAppendices:Some InequalitiesConvergence of Steklov MeansSome Technical Results Needed in Section 9.2
Readership: Researchers in the fields of analysis & differential equations and approximation theory.
Keywords:Evolution Equations;Approximations;Euler;Trotter-Kato;Lie-Trotter;Quasi-Dissipative Operators;K and Y Kobayashi;S OharuReviews:“Ito and Kappel offer a unified presentation of the general approach for well-posedness results using abstract evolution equations, drawing from and modifying the work of K and Y Kobayashi and S Oharu … their work is not a textbook, but they explain how instructors can use various sections, or combinations of them, as a foundation for a range of courses.”Book News, Inc.