Symmetry Methods for Differential Equations: A Beginner's Guide (Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics)

  • Publish Date: 2000-01-28
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Peter E. Hydon
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A good working knowledge of symmetry methods is very valuable for those working with mathematical models. This book is a straightforward introduction to the subject for applied mathematicians, physicists, and engineers. The informal presentation uses many worked examples to illustrate the major symmetry methods. Written at a level suitable for postgraduates and advanced undergraduates, the text will enable readers to master the main techniques quickly and easily. The book contains some methods not previously published in a text, including those methods for obtaining discrete symmetries and integrating factors.