Asymptotology pp 103-117 | Cite as

Asymptotic Methods and Physical Theories

  • Igor V. Andrianov
  • Leonid I. Manevitch
  • Michiel Hazewinkel
Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 551)


“Development of science could be compared not with the reconstruction of a town where even safe buildings are pitilessly destroyed to give a place to new constructions, but with the incessant evolution of zoological species which continuously develop and after that becomes unrecognizable for an ordinary eye, but where an experienced eye is able to find the signs of the preceding work of past ages. Thus, it would be wrong to think that theories which went out of fashion were futile and unnecessary” (Poincaré, 1946).


Physical Theory Asymptotic Method Geometrical Optic Newtonian Mechanic Limit Transition 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor V. Andrianov
    • 1
  • Leonid I. Manevitch
    • 2
  • Michiel Hazewinkel
    • 3
  1. 1.Pridneprovie State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture (PGASA)DnepropetrovskUkraine
  2. 2.N.N. Semenov Institute for Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.CWI (Center for Mathematics and Computer Science)AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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