Stability of Functional Equations in Several Variables / Edition 1

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The notion of stability of functional equations has been an area of revision and development for the past 20 years, having its origins more than half a century ago when S. Ulam posed the fundamental problem and D. H. Hyers gave the first significant partial solution. This volume is unique in that (to date) none exists as a comprehensive examination to the subject.

The authors present both classical results and their original research in an integrated and self-contained fashion. Apart from the main topic of the stability of certain functional equations, related problems are discussed. These include the stability of the convex functional inequality and the stability of minimum points. The techniques used require some basic knowledge of functional analysis, algebra, and topology.

The text could be used in graduate seminars or by researchers in the field.

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"…The book under review is an exhaustive presentation of the results in the field, not called Hyers-Ulam stability. It contains chapters on approximately additive and linear mappings, stability of the quadratic functional equation, approximately multiplicative mappings, functions with bounded differences, approximately convex functions. The book is of interest not only for people working in functional equations but also for all mathematicians interested in functional analysis."

–Zentralblatt Math

"Contains survey results on the stability of a wide class of functional equations and therefore, in particular, it would be interesting for everyone who works in functional equations theory as well as in the theory of approximation."

–Mathematical Reviews

A self-contained introduction to the concept for researchers and graduate students fluent in functional analysis, algebra, and topology. Presents both the classical results and current research, and investigates such related problems as the stability of the convex functional inequality and the stability of minimum points. Other topics include approximately additive and approximately linear mappings, functions with bonded th differences, and the stability of the quadratic functional equation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Prologue.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Approximately Additive and Approximately Linear Mappings.- 3. Stability of the Quadratic Functional Equation.- 4. Generalizations. The Method of Invariant Means.- 5. Approximately Multiplicative Mappings. Superstability.- 6. The Stability of Functional Equations for Trigonometric and Similar Functions.- 7. Functions with Bounded nth Differences.- 8. Approximately Convex Functions.- 9. Stability of the Generalized Orthogonality Functional Equation.- 10. Stability and Set-Valued Functions.- 11. Stability of Stationary and Minimum Points.- 12. Functional Congruences.- 13. Quasi-Additive Functions and Related Topics.- References.

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