@bul:* Topics are covered from a historical perspective with biographical information on key contributors to the field
* The text contains more than 500 exercises
* Includes practical applications of the equations to problems in both engineering and physics
Fourier Analysis and Boundary Value Problems provides a thorough examination of both the theory and applications of partial differential equations and the Fourier and Laplace methods for their solutions. Boundary value problems, including the heat and wave equations, are integrated throughout the book. Written from a historical perspective with extensive biographical coverage of pioneers in the field, the book emphasizes the important role played by partial differential equations in engineering and physics. In addition, the author demonstrates how efforts to deal with these problems have lead to wonderfully significant developments in mathematics.
A clear and complete text with more than 500 exercises, Fourier Analysis and Boundary Value Problems is a good introduction and a valuable resource for those in the field.
Students in courses on Fourier analysis, Fourier series, partial differential equations, and/or boundary value problems. These courses are taken by students majoring in engineering, physics, and mathematics. The audience also includes practicing engineers and mathematicians who will use the book as a reference. Prerequisites are calculus and a course in ordinary differential equations.