Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics (AMMA) is intended to bridge the gap by providing multi-disciplinary publications. This volume, AMMA 2002, includes two parts with three articles by four subject experts. Part 1 deals with nonsmooth static and dynamic systems. A systematic mathematical theory for multibody dynamics with unilateral and frictional constraints and a brief introduction to hemivariational inequalities together with some new developments in nonsmooth semi-linear elliptic boundary value problems are presented. Part 2 provides a comprehensive introduction and the latest research on dendritic growth in fluid mechanics, one of the most profound and fundamental subjects in the area of interfacial pattern formation, a commonly observed phenomenon in crystal growth and solidification processes.
Audience: Scientists and mathematicians, including advanced students (doctoral and post-doctoral level) at universities and in industry interested in mechanics and applied mathematics.
Audience: Graduate students, research mathematicians and hydromechanicians whose work involves functional analysis and its applications to Navier-Stokes equations.
The stability property is of great interest for researchers in many fields such as mathematical analysis, theory of partial differential equations, optimal control, numerical analysis, fluid mechanics, etc. etc. The variety of recent results, surveys, methods and approaches to different models presented by leading world-known mathematicians, makes both volumes devoted to the stability and instability of mathematical models in fluid mechanics very attractive for provisional buyers/readers working in the above mentioned and related areas.
The contributions cover a wide range of nonlinear elliptic and parabolic equations with applications to natural sciences and engineering. Special topics are fluid dynamics, reaction-diffusion systems, bifurcation theory, maximal regularity, evolution equations, and the theory of function spaces.