By Marino Badiale

ISBN-10: 0857292269

ISBN-13: 9780857292261

ISBN-10: 0857292277

ISBN-13: 9780857292278

Semilinear elliptic equations are of basic value for the examine of geometry, physics, mechanics, engineering and existence sciences. The variational method of those equations has skilled unbelievable luck lately, attaining a excessive point of complexity and refinement, with a large number of purposes. also, the various easiest variational tools are evolving as classical instruments within the box of nonlinear differential equations.

This ebook is an advent to variational equipment and their functions to semilinear elliptic difficulties. supplying a entire assessment at the topic, this publication will help either scholar and instructor engaged in a primary path in nonlinear elliptic equations. the cloth is brought progressively, and from time to time redundancy is additional to emphasize the elemental steps in theory-building. themes comprise differential calculus for functionals, linear thought, and lifestyles theorems by way of minimization options and min-max procedures.

Requiring a uncomplicated wisdom of study, useful research and the most typical functionality areas, resembling Lebesgue and Sobolev areas, this booklet could be of fundamental use to graduate scholars dependent within the box of nonlinear partial differential equations. it is going to additionally function worthy examining for ultimate yr undergraduates looking to know about simple operating instruments from variational tools and the administration of particular types of nonlinear problems.