Variational Formulation of Elliptic Boundary Value Problems

Part of the Texts in Applied Mathematics book series (TAM, volume 15)

This chapter is devoted to the functional analysis tools required for developing the variational formulation of differential equations. It begins with an introduction to Hilbert spaces, including only material that is essential to later developments. The goal of the chapter is to provide a framework in which existence and uniqueness of solutions to variational problems may be established.


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