Problems Involving Change of Type

Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of Stuttgart, FRG, October 11–14,1988

  • Editors
  • K. Kirchgässner
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 359)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. J. M. Ball
    Pages 3-16
  3. J. Carr
    Pages 47-52
  4. Morton E. Gurtin
    Pages 74-81
  5. David S. Malkus, John A. Nohel, Bradley J. Plohr
    Pages 112-132
  6. D. H. Sattinger
    Pages 159-171
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Spontaneous change of type is a widely observed phenomenon in physics. In this volume, leading experts survey from a mathematical point of view topics such as phase transitions in crystals, cluster dynamics, viscoelastic flows, motion of interfaces in thermodynamics, shocks in transonic flows, and nonlinear diffusion with finite speed of propagation. Owing to new mathematical techniques, there is now a renewed interest in these difficult questions. The present volume supplies new results but may also serve as an excellent introduction to recent literature. It will be of interest to researchers and to graduate students in physics and mathematics.


Cauchy problem Functionals conservation law differential equation diffusion dynamical system dynamical systems dynamics eigenvalue elasticity phase phase transition scattering solution thermodynamics

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-52595-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47049-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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