Distributions are objects that generalize the classical notion of functions in mathematical analysis. Distributions make it possible to differentiate functions whose derivatives do not exist in the classical sense. In particular, any locally integrable function has a distributional derivative. Distributions are widely used in the theory of partial differential equations, where it may be easier to establish the existence of distributional solutions than classical solutions, or appropriate classical solutions may not exist. Distributions are also important in physics and engineering where many problems naturally lead to differential equations whose solutions or initial conditions are distributions. This book is an introductory course to the very important theory of distributions, as well as its applications in the resolution of partial differential equations.

Print ISBN: 9781682501108 | $ 170 | 2016 | Hardcover

Contributors: Hendrik Jager et al