Green's Functions and Condensed Matter

Author: G. Rickayzen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048631586X

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 9634

Presentation of the basic theoretical formulation of Green's functions, followed by specific applications: transport coefficients of a metal, Coulomb gas, Fermi liquids, electrons and phonons, superconductivity, superfluidity, and magnetism. 1984 edition.

Elements of Green's Functions and Propagation

Potentials, Diffusion, and Waves

Author: Gabriel Barton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198519980

Category: Science

Page: 465

View: 1421

This text takes the student with a background in undergraduate physics and mathematics towards the skills and insights needed for graduate work in theoretical physics. The author uses Green's functions to explore the physics of potentials, diffusion, and waves. These are important phenomena in their own right, but this study of the partial differential equations describing them also prepares the student for more advanced applications in many-body physics and field theory. Calculations are carried through in enough detail for self-study, and case histories illustrate the interplay between physical insight and mathematical formalism. The aim is to develop the habit of dialogue with the equations and the craftsmanship this fosters in tackling the problem. The book is based on the author's extensive teaching experience.

Green's Functions for Solid State Physicists

Author: S. Doniach,E. H. Sondheimer

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781860940781

Category: Science

Page: 317

View: 6201

"Green's functions for Solid State Physicists" has helped introduce several generations of condensed matter physics graduate students to the very powerful ideas of quantum many body theory and some of their applications, particularly those in the physics of itinerant magnetism and superconductivity. It is pedagogical in philosophy, and is based on the idea of leading the reader to understanding sophisticated formalism through the study of simple examples which demonstrate the formal points. In the reprint edition, two new chapters have been added to the original text to provide an introduction to the recent developments in the physics of correlated electron systems and, in particular, of high-T(subscript c) superconductivity.

Green's Functions with Applications

Author: Dean G. Duffy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420034790

Category: Mathematics

Page: 464

View: 2389

Since its introduction in 1828, using Green's functions has become a fundamental mathematical technique for solving boundary value problems. Most treatments, however, focus on its theory and classical applications in physics rather than the practical means of finding Green's functions for applications in engineering and the sciences. Green's Functions with Applications systematically presents the various methods of deriving these useful functions. It leads readers through the process of developing Green's functions for ordinary and partial differential equations. In addition to exploring the classical problems involving the wave, heat, and Helmholtz equations, the book includes special sections on leaky modes, water waves, and absolute/convective instability. The author gives special attention to the numerical evaluation of Green's functions. By illustrating many of the functions in the text and problem sets, he helps readers develop an intuition about the behavior of Green's function in certain problems. He also considers the questions of the computational efficiency and possible methods for accelerating the process. With its wealth of examples and problems drawn from the literature, this book provides a treasure-trove of methods to construct and compute Green's functions. It is the most exhaustive source book of Green's functions yet available and the only one designed specifically for engineering and scientific applications.

Green's Functions and Infinite Products

Bridging the Divide

Author: Yuri A. Melnikov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817682804

Category: Mathematics

Page: 165

View: 4911

Green's Functions and Infinite Products provides a thorough introduction to the classical subjects of the construction of Green's functions for the two-dimensional Laplace equation and the infinite product representation of elementary functions. Every chapter begins with a review guide, outlining the basic concepts covered. A set of carefully designed challenging exercises is available at the end of each chapter to provide the reader with the opportunity to explore the concepts in more detail. Hints, comments, and answers to most of those exercises can be found at the end of the text. In addition, several illustrative examples are offered at the end of most sections. This text is intended for an elective graduate course or seminar within the scope of either pure or applied mathematics.

Green's Functions and Finite Elements

Author: Friedel Hartmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642295231

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 330

View: 1815

This book elucidates how Finite Element methods look like from the perspective of Green’s functions, and shows new insights into the mathematical theory of Finite Elements. Practically, this new view on Finite Elements enables the reader to better assess solutions of standard programs and to find better model of a given problem. The book systematically introduces the basic concepts how Finite Elements fulfill the strategy of Green’s functions and how approximating of Green’s functions. It discusses in detail the discretization error and shows that are coherent with the strategy of “goal oriented refinement”. The book also gives much attention to the dependencies of FE solutions from the parameter set of the model.

Heat Conduction Using Green’s Functions, 2nd Edition

Author: Kevin D. Cole,James V. Beck,A. Haji-Sheikh,Bahman Litkouhi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 143989521X

Category: Science

Page: 663

View: 7432

Since its publication more than 15 years ago, Heat Conduction Using Green’s Functions has become the consummate heat conduction treatise from the perspective of Green’s functions—and the newly revised Second Edition is poised to take its place. Based on the authors’ own research and classroom experience with the material, this book organizes the solution of heat conduction and diffusion problems through the use of Green’s functions, making these valuable principles more accessible. As in the first edition, this book applies extensive tables of Green’s functions and related integrals, and all chapters have been updated and revised for the second edition, many extensively. Details how to access the accompanying Green’s Function Library site, a useful web-searchable collection of GFs based on the appendices in this book The book reflects the authors’ conviction that although Green’s functions were discovered in the nineteenth century, they remain directly relevant to 21st-century engineers and scientists. It chronicles the authors’ continued search for new GFs and novel ways to apply them to heat conduction. New features of this latest edition— Expands the introduction to Green’s functions, both steady and unsteady Adds a section on the Dirac Delta Function Includes a discussion of the eigenfunction expansion method, as well as sections on the convergence speed of series solutions, and the importance of alternate GF Adds a section on intrinsic verification, an important new tool for obtaining correct numerical values from analytical solutions A main goal of the first edition was to make GFs more accessible. To facilitate this objective, one of the authors has created a companion Internet site called the Green’s Function Library, a web-searchable collection of GFs. Based on the appendices in this book, this library is organized by differential equation, geometry, and boundary condition. Each GF is also identified and cataloged according to a GF numbering system. The library also contains explanatory material, references, and links to related sites, all of which supplement the value of Heat Conduction Using Green’s Functions, Second Edition as a powerful tool for understanding.

Infinite-Space Dyadic Green Functions in Electromagnetism

Author: Muhammad Faryad,Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1681745577

Category: Science

Page: 164

View: 5715

In any linear system, the input and the output are connected by means of a linear operator. When the input can be notionally represented by a function that is null valued everywhere except at a specific location in spacetime, the corresponding output is called the Green function in field theories. Dyadic Green functions are commonplace in electromagnetics, because both the input and the output are vector functions of space and time. This book provides a survey of the state-of-the-art knowledge of infinite space dyadic Green functions.

Green’s Functions in Classical Physics

Author: Tom Rother

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319524372

Category: Science

Page: 267

View: 717

This book presents the Green’s function formalism in a basic way and demonstrates its usefulness for applications to several well-known problems in classical physics which are usually solved not by this formalism but other approaches. The book bridges the gap between applications of the Green’s function formalism in quantum physics and classical physics. This book is written as an introduction for graduate students and researchers who want to become more familiar with the Green’s function formalism. In 1828 George Green has published an essay that was unfortunately sunken into oblivion shortly after its publication. It was rediscovered only after several years by the later Lord Kelvin. But since this time, using Green’s functions for solving partial differential equations in physics has become an important mathematical tool. While the conceptual and epistemological importance of these functions were essentially discovered and discussed in modern physics - especially in quantum field theory and quantum statistics - these aspects are rarely touched in classical physics. In doing it, this book provides an interesting and sometimes new point of view on several aspects and problems in classical physics, like the Kepler motion or the description of certain classical probability experiments in finite event spaces. A short outlook on quantum mechanical problems concludes this book.

Green's Functions and Boundary Element Analysis for Modeling of Mechanical Behavior of Advanced Materials

Author: J. R. Berger,V. K. Tewary

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788148187


Page: 166

View: 9305

Demonstrates the potential of Green's functions & boundary element methods in solving a broad range of practical materials science problems. Papers include: Accurate Discretization of Integral Operators, Boundary Element Analysis of Bimaterials Using Anisotropic Elastic Green's Functions, Mechanical Properties of Metal-Matrix Composites, Approximate Operators for Boundary Integral Equations in Transient Elastodynamics, Simulation of the Electrochemical Machining Process Using a 2D Fundamental Singular Solution, Elastic Green's Functions for Anisotropic Solids, & more. Charts & tables.

Static Green's Functions in Anisotropic Media

Author: Ernian Pan,Weiqiu Chen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107034809

Category: Computers

Page: 356

View: 6157

This book presents basic theory on static Green's functions in general anisotropic magnetoelectroelastic media including detailed derivations based on the complex variable method, potential method, and integral transforms. Green's functions corresponding to the reduced cases are also presented including those in anisotropic and transversely isotropic piezoelectric and piezomagnetic media, and in purely anisotropic elastic, transversely isotropic elastic and isotropic elastic media. Problems include those in three-dimensional, (two-dimensional) infinite, half, and biomaterial spaces (planes). While the emphasis is on the Green's functions related to the line and point force, those corresponding to the important line and point dislocation are also provided and discussed. This book provides a comprehensive derivation and collection of the Green's functions in the concerned media, and as such, it is an ideal reference book for researchers and engineers, and a textbook for both students in engineering and applied mathematics.

Computational Acoustics

Theory and Implementation

Author: David R. Bergman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119277337

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

View: 6738

Covers the theory and practice of innovative new approaches to modelling acoustic propagation There are as many types of acoustic phenomena as there are media, from longitudinal pressure waves in a fluid to S and P waves in seismology. This text focuses on the application of computational methods to the fields of linear acoustics. Techniques for solving the linear wave equation in homogeneous medium are explored in depth, as are techniques for modelling wave propagation in inhomogeneous and anisotropic fluid medium from a source and scattering from objects. Written for both students and working engineers, this book features a unique pedagogical approach to acquainting readers with innovative numerical methods for developing computational procedures for solving problems in acoustics and for understanding linear acoustic propagation and scattering. Chapters follow a consistent format, beginning with a presentation of modelling paradigms, followed by descriptions of numerical methods appropriate to each paradigm. Along the way important implementation issues are discussed and examples are provided, as are exercises and references to suggested readings. Classic methods and approaches are explored throughout, along with comments on modern advances and novel modeling approaches. Bridges the gap between theory and implementation, and features examples illustrating the use of the methods described Provides complete derivations and explanations of recent research trends in order to provide readers with a deep understanding of novel techniques and methods Features a systematic presentation appropriate for advanced students as well as working professionals References, suggested reading and fully worked problems are provided throughout An indispensable learning tool/reference that readers will find useful throughout their academic and professional careers, this book is both a supplemental text for graduate students in physics and engineering interested in acoustics and a valuable working resource for engineers in an array of industries, including defense, medicine, architecture, civil engineering, aerospace, biotech, and more.

Green's Functions and Boundary Value Problems

Author: Ivar Stakgold,Michael J. Holst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470906529

Category: Mathematics

Page: 736

View: 1932

Praise for the Second Edition "This book is an excellent introduction to the wide field of boundary value problems."—Journal of Engineering Mathematics "No doubt this textbook will be useful for both students and research workers."—Mathematical Reviews A new edition of the highly-acclaimed guide to boundary value problems, now featuring modern computational methods and approximation theory Green's Functions and Boundary Value Problems, Third Edition continues the tradition of the two prior editions by providing mathematical techniques for the use of differential and integral equations to tackle important problems in applied mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering. This new edition presents mathematical concepts and quantitative tools that are essential for effective use of modern computational methods that play a key role in the practical solution of boundary value problems. With a careful blend of theory and applications, the authors successfully bridge the gap between real analysis, functional analysis, nonlinear analysis, nonlinear partial differential equations, integral equations, approximation theory, and numerical analysis to provide a comprehensive foundation for understanding and analyzing core mathematical and computational modeling problems. Thoroughly updated and revised to reflect recent developments, the book includes an extensive new chapter on the modern tools of computational mathematics for boundary value problems. The Third Edition features numerous new topics, including: Nonlinear analysis tools for Banach spaces Finite element and related discretizations Best and near-best approximation in Banach spaces Iterative methods for discretized equations Overview of Sobolev and Besov space linear Methods for nonlinear equations Applications to nonlinear elliptic equations In addition, various topics have been substantially expanded, and new material on weak derivatives and Sobolev spaces, the Hahn-Banach theorem, reflexive Banach spaces, the Banach Schauder and Banach-Steinhaus theorems, and the Lax-Milgram theorem has been incorporated into the book. New and revised exercises found throughout allow readers to develop their own problem-solving skills, and the updated bibliographies in each chapter provide an extensive resource for new and emerging research and applications. With its careful balance of mathematics and meaningful applications, Green's Functions and Boundary Value Problems, Third Edition is an excellent book for courses on applied analysis and boundary value problems in partial differential equations at the graduate level. It is also a valuable reference for mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and scientists who use applied mathematics in their everyday work.

Partial Differential Equations and Mathematica

Author: Prem K. Kythe,Michael R. Schäferkotter,Pratap Puri

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482296322

Category: Mathematics

Page: 440

View: 7786

Early training in the elementary techniques of partial differential equations is invaluable to students in engineering and the sciences as well as mathematics. However, to be effective, an undergraduate introduction must be carefully designed to be challenging, yet still reasonable in its demands. Judging from the first edition's popularity, instructors and students agree that despite the subject's complexity, it can be made fairly easy to understand. Revised and updated to reflect the latest version of Mathematica, Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems with Mathematica, Second Edition meets the needs of mathematics, science, and engineering students even better. While retaining systematic coverage of theory and applications, the authors have made extensive changes that improve the text's accessibility, thoroughness, and practicality. New in this edition: Upgraded and expanded Mathematica sections that include more exercises An entire chapter on boundary value problems More on inverse operators, Legendre functions, and Bessel functions Simplified treatment of Green's functions that make it more accessible to undergraduates A section on the numerical computation of Green's functions Mathemcatica codes for solving most of the problems discussed Boundary value problems from continuum mechanics, particularly on boundary layers and fluctuating flows Wave propagation and dispersion With its emphasis firmly on solution methods, this book is ideal for any mathematics curricula. It succeeds not only in preparing readers to meet the challenge of PDEs, but also in imparting the inherent beauty and applicability of the subject.

Green’s Functions and Linear Differential Equations

Theory, Applications, and Computation

Author: Prem K. Kythe

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439840091

Category: Mathematics

Page: 382

View: 6798

Green’s Functions and Linear Differential Equations: Theory, Applications, and Computation presents a variety of methods to solve linear ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and partial differential equations (PDEs). The text provides a sufficient theoretical basis to understand Green’s function method, which is used to solve initial and boundary value problems involving linear ODEs and PDEs. It also contains a large number of examples and exercises from diverse areas of mathematics, applied science, and engineering. Taking a direct approach, the book first unravels the mystery of the Dirac delta function and then explains its relationship to Green’s functions. The remainder of the text explores the development of Green’s functions and their use in solving linear ODEs and PDEs. The author discusses how to apply various approaches to solve initial and boundary value problems, including classical and general variations of parameters, Wronskian method, Bernoulli’s separation method, integral transform method, method of images, conformal mapping method, and interpolation method. He also covers applications of Green’s functions, including spherical and surface harmonics. Filled with worked examples and exercises, this robust, self-contained text fully explains the differential equation problems, includes graphical representations where necessary, and provides relevant background material. It is mathematically rigorous yet accessible enough for readers to grasp the beauty and power of the subject.

Applications of Green's Functions in Science and Engineering

Author: Michael D. Greenberg

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486797961

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

View: 2130

In addition to coverage of Green's function, this concise introductory treatment examines boundary value problems, generalized functions, eigenfunction expansions, partial differential equations, and acoustics. Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students. 1971 edition.

Green's Functions

Potential Fields on Surfaces

Author: Yuri A. Melnikov,Volodymyr N. Borodin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319572431

Category: Mathematics

Page: 198

View: 4055

This book is comprehensive in its classical mathematical physics presentation, providing the reader with detailed instructions for obtaining Green's functions from scratch. Green's functions is an instrument easily accessible to practitioners who are engaged in design and exploitation of machines and structures in modern engineering practice. To date, there are no books available on the market that are devoted to the Green's function formalism for equations covered in this volume. The reader, with an undergraduate background in applied mathematics, can become an active user of the Green's function approach. For the first time, Green's functions are discussed for a specific class of problems dealing with potential fields induced in thin-wall structures and therefore, the reader will have first-hand access to a novel issue. This Work is accessible to researchers in applied mathematics, mechanics, and relevant disciplines such as engineering, as well as to upper level undergraduates and graduate students.

Green's Functions

Construction and Applications

Author: Yuri A. Melnikov,Max Y. Melnikov

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110253399

Category: Mathematics

Page: 447

View: 6936

This monograph is looking at applied elliptic and parabolic type partial differential equations in two variables. The elliptic type includes the Laplace, static Klein-Gordon and biharmonic equation. The parabolic type is represented by the classical heat equation and the Black-Scholes equation which has emerged as a mathematical model in financial mathematics. This book is a useful source for everyone who is studying or working in the fields of science, finance, or engineering that involve practical solution of partial differential equations.

Integral Transform Techniques for Green's Function

Author: Kazumi Watanabe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331900879X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 190

View: 2656

In this book mathematical techniques for integral transforms are described in detail but concisely. The techniques are applied to the standard partial differential equations, such as the Laplace equation, the wave equation and elasticity equations. The Green's functions for beams, plates and acoustic media are also shown along with their mathematical derivations. Lists of Green's functions are presented for the future use. The Cagniard's-de Hoop method for the double inversion is described in detail, and 2D and 3D elasto-dynamics problems are fully treated.