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.
(a) experts in the mathematical theory of hyperbolic systems of conservation laws who wish to learn about the connection with classical physics;
(b) specialists in continuum mechanics who may need analytical tools;
(c) experts in numerical analysis who wish to learn the underlying mathematical theory; and
(d) analysts and graduate students who seek introduction to the theory of hyperbolic systems of conservation laws.
This new edition places increased emphasis on hyperbolic systems of balance laws with dissipative source, modeling relaxation phenomena. It also presents an account of recent developments on the Euler equations of compressible gas dynamics. Furthermore, the presentation of a number of topics in the previous edition has been revised, expanded and brought up to date, and has been enriched with new applications to elasticity and differential geometry. The bibliography, also expanded and updated, now comprises close to two thousand titles.
From the reviews of the 3rd edition:
"This is the third edition of the famous book by C.M. Dafermos. His masterly written book is, surely, the most complete exposition in the subject." Evgeniy Panov, Zentralblatt MATH
"A monumental book encompassing all aspects of the mathematical theory of hyperbolic conservation laws, widely recognized as the "Bible" on the subject." Philippe G. LeFloch, Math. Reviews
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.