Minimax Methods in Critical Point Theory With Applications to Differential Equations (Cbms Regional Conference Series in Mathematics) - Paul H. Rabinowitz (1986)
ISBN 0821807153
Subject Critical point theory (Mathematical analysis) - Congresses; Differential equations, Elliptic - Congresses; Maxima and minima - Congresses
Publisher Amer Mathematical Society
Publication Date June 1986
Format Paperback (239 x 175 mm)
Language e
The book provides an introduction to minimax methods in critical point theory and shows their use in existence questions for nonlinear differential equations. An expanded version of the author's 1984 CBMS lectures, this volume is the first monograph devoted solely to these topics. Among the abstract questions considered are the following: the mountain pass and saddle point theorems, multiple critical points for functionals invariant under a group of symmetries, perturbations from symmetry, and variational methods in bifurcation theory.

The book requires some background in functional analysis and differential equations, especially elliptic partial differential equations. It is addressed to mathematicians interested in differential equations and/or nonlinear functional analysis, particularly critical point theory.

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LoC Classification QA1 .R33 no. 65
Dewey 515.3/3
Cover Price $21.00
No. of Pages 100
"Expository lectures from the CBMS Regional Conference held at the University of Miami, January 9-13, 1984"--T.p. verso.