Composite Asymptotic Expansions

Composite Asymptotic Expansions

by Augustin Fruchard, Reinhard Schafke


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The purpose of these lecture notes is to develop a theory of asymptotic expansions for functions involving two variables, while at the same time using functions involving one variable and functions of the quotient of these two variables. Such composite asymptotic expansions (CAsEs) are particularly well-suited to describing solutions of singularly perturbed ordinary differential equations near turning points. CAsEs imply inner and outer expansions near turning points. Thus our approach is closely related to the method of matched asymptotic expansions. CAsEs offer two unique advantages, however. First, they provide uniform expansions near a turning point and away from it. Second, a Gevrey version of CAsEs is available and detailed in the lecture notes. Three problems are presented in which CAsEs are useful. The first application concerns canard solutions near a multiple turning point. The second application concerns so-called non-smooth or angular canard solutions. Finally an Ackerberg-O'Malley resonance problem is solved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642340345
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/16/2012
Series: Lecture Notes in Mathematics , #2066
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 161
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

Four Introductory Examples.- Composite Asymptotic Expansions:
General Study.- Composite Asymptotic Expansions: Gevrey Theory.- A Theorem of Ramis-Sibuya Type.- Composite Expansions and Singularly Perturbed Differential Equations.- Applications.- Historical Remarks.- References.- Index.

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