© 1996

Functional Calculus of Pseudodifferential Boundary Problems


Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Gerd Grubb
    Pages 1-14
  3. Gerd Grubb
    Pages 292-367
  4. Gerd Grubb
    Pages 368-477
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 478-526

About this book


Pseudodifferential methods are central to the study of partial differential equations, because they permit an "algebraization." A replacement of compositions of operators in n-space by simpler product rules for thier symbols. The main purpose of this book is to set up an operational calculus for operators defined from differential and pseudodifferential boundary values problems via a resolvent construction. A secondary purposed is to give a complete treatment of the properties of the calculus of pseudodifferential boundary problems with transmission, both the first version by Boutet de Monvel (brought completely up to date in this edition) and in version containing a parameter running in an unbounded set. And finally, the book presents some applications to evolution problems, index theory, fractional powers, spectral theory and singular perturbation theory.

In this second edition the author has extended the scope and applicability of the calculus wit original contributions and perspectives developed in the years since the first edition. A main improvement is the inclusion of globally estimated symbols, allowing a treatment of operators on noncompact manifolds. Many proofs have been replaced by new and simpler arguments, giving better results and clearer insights. The applications to specific problems have been adapted to use these improved and more concrete techniques. Interest continues to increase among geometers and operator theory specialists in the Boutet de Movel calculus and its various generalizations. Thus the book’s improved proofs and modern points of view will be useful to research mathematicians and to graduate students studying partial differential equations and pseudodifferential operators.

From a review of the first edition:

"The book is well written, and it will certainly be useful for everyone interested in boundary value problems and spectral theory."

-Mathematical Reviews, July 1988


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Københavns Universitets Matematiske InstitutKøbenhavn ØDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Functional Calculus of Pseudodifferential Boundary Problems
  • Authors Gerd Grubb
  • Series Title Progress in Mathematics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Progress in Mathematics(Birkhäuser)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 1996
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-8176-3738-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6895-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-0769-6
  • Series ISSN 0743-1643
  • Series E-ISSN 2296-505X
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages IX, 526
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Analysis
    Functional Analysis
    Partial Differential Equations
    Ordinary Differential Equations
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"The book under review certainly belongs to the standard references in the theory of pseudodifferential operators. It is thoroughly written and offers a valuable source of information..."


"The book is well written, and it will certainly be useful for everyone interested in boundary value problems and spectral theory."

--Mathematical Reviews (From a review of the first edition)