Symmetry, Competing Effects, and Coupling Parameters; Multiparameter Eigenvalue Problems; Finite Geometries

  • Brian Straughan
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 91)


In this section we examine two important ideas in the theory of energy stability: the idea of coupling parameters, which was briefly introduced in the last chapter and originally developed by Professor D.D. Joseph, and the concept of symmetry, which is a major reason why the energy method works so well for convection problems.


Rayleigh Number Coupling Parameter Nonlinear Stability Critical Rayleigh Number Internal Heat Source 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Straughan
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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