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Linear Integral Equations

Theory & Technique


  • Affordable reprint of a classic graduate textbook

  • Emphasis on applications to theoretical mechanics, mathematical physics, and applied mathematics

  • Presents a variety of techniques with extensive examples


Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ram P. Kanwal
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ram P. Kanwal
    Pages 25-40
  4. Ram P. Kanwal
    Pages 41-60
  5. Ram P. Kanwal
    Pages 146-180
  6. Ram P. Kanwal
    Pages 181-218
  7. Ram P. Kanwal
    Pages 219-236
  8. Ram P. Kanwal
    Pages 237-271
  9. Ram P. Kanwal
    Pages 272-305
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 306-318

About this book


Many physical problems that are usually solved by differential equation methods can be solved more effectively by integral equation methods. Such problems abound in applied mathematics, theoretical mechanics, and mathematical physics. This uncorrected softcover reprint of the second edition places the emphasis on applications and presents a variety of techniques with extensive examples. Originally published in 1971, Linear Integral Equations is ideal as a text for a beginning graduate level course. Its treatment of boundary value problems also makes the book useful to researchers in many applied fields.


Differential Equations Fredholm Theory Integral Equations Mixed Boundary Value Problems Successive Approximations Symmetric Kernels

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Department of MathematicsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information


A nice introductory text... Presents the basics of linear integral equations theory in a very comprehensive way... [The] richness of examples and applications makes the book extremely useful for teachers and also researchers.

Applications of Mathematics (Review of the Second Edition)

This second edition of this highly useful book continues the emphasis on applications and presents a variety of techniques with extensive examples...The book is ideal as a text for a beginning graduate course. Its excellent treatment of boundary value problems and an up-to-date bibliography make the book equally useful for researchers in many applied fields.

MathSciNet ​(Review of the Second Edition)