© 1990

Elementary Stability and Bifurcation Theory


Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Gérard Iooss, Daniel D. Joseph
    Pages 1-9
  3. Gérard Iooss, Daniel D. Joseph
    Pages 29-41
  4. Gérard Iooss, Daniel D. Joseph
    Pages 156-176
  5. Gérard Iooss, Daniel D. Joseph
    Pages 177-207
  6. Gérard Iooss, Daniel D. Joseph
    Pages 303-318
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 319-326

About this book


In its most general form bifurcation theory is a theory of asymptotic solutions of nonlinear equations. By asymptotic solutions we mean, for example, steady solutions, time-periodic solutions, and quasi-periodic solutions. The purpose of this book is to teach the theory of bifurcation of asymptotic solutions of evolution problems governed by nonlinear differential equations. We have written this book for the broadest audience of potentially interested learners: engineers, biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, economists, and others whose work involves understanding asymptotic solutions of nonlinear differential equations. To accomplish our aims, we have thought it necessary to make the analysis: (1) general enough to apply to the huge variety of applications which arise in science and technology; and (2) simple enough so that it can be understood by persons whose mathe­ matical training does not extend beyond the classical methods of analysis which were popular in the nineteenth century. Of course, it is not possible to achieve generality and simplicity in a perfect union but, in fact, the general theory is simpler than the detailed theory required for particular applications. The general theory abstracts from the detailed problems only the essential features and provides the student with the skeleton on which detailed structures of the applications must rest. lt is generally believed that the mathematical theory of bifurcation requires some functional analysis and some ofthe methods of topology and dynamics.


Bifurcation Nichtlineare Entwicklungsgleichung Potential Stability Stabilität Verzweigung (Math.) differential equation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Non Lineaire, de NiceValbonneFrance
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace Engineering and MechanicsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Elementary Stability and Bifurcation Theory
  • Authors Gerard Iooss
    Daniel D. Joseph
  • Series Title Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-97068-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6977-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-0997-3
  • Series ISSN 0172-6056
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 324
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Analysis
    Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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