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By Peter A. Markowich

This ebook offers chosen themes in technological know-how and engineering from an applied-mathematics viewpoint. The defined common, socioeconomic, and engineering phenomena are modeled by way of partial differential equations that relate country variables reminiscent of mass, speed, and effort to their spatial and temporal adaptations. quite often, those equations are hugely nonlinear; in lots of situations they're platforms, and so they characterize demanding situations even for the main sleek and complex mathematical and numerical-analytic recommendations. the chosen subject matters replicate the longtime clinical pursuits of the writer. They contain flows of fluids and gases, granular-material flows, organic techniques similar to development formation on animal skins, kinetics of rarified gases, unfastened barriers, semiconductor units, and socioeconomic approaches. every one subject is in short brought in its medical or engineering context, through a presentation of the mathematical types within the type of partial differential equations with a dialogue in their uncomplicated mathematical houses. the writer illustrates each one bankruptcy by means of a sequence of his personal fine quality images, which display that partial differential equations are robust instruments for modeling a wide number of phenomena influencing our day-by-day lives.

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Dunes, Death Valley, California 3 Granular Material Flows 51 Fig. 9. Footprints in a sand dune, Death Valley, California. Just one stable configuration, out of many possible ones… Fig. 10. Pattern of wind ripples, Death Valley California 3 Granular Material Flows 52 3 Granular Material Flows 53 Fig. 11. A granular (pattern) equilibrium state in a Zen garden in Kyoto, Japan Fig. 12. A stable pile of small pebbles in a Zen garden in Kyoto, Japan. For the modeling of the growth, collapse and stability of piles of granular materials, in the context of the Monge– Kantorovich mass transportation theory, using p-Laplace equations we refer to the survey of L.

The Petri dish boundaries) and by initial conditions for r and S. 3) where d and e are positive constants. This classical Keller-Segel model, with appropriately fitted parameters, is often sufficient to describe real chemotactic processes with good qualitative and reasonable quantitative agreement. In many cases, however, it is of great importance to include specific features of individual cells, to deal with stochasticity [8] or to employ microscopic Fig. 1. ). A presentation of the corresponding model hierarchy, the connections of the different PDE models in the hierarchy and a collection of references on the mathematical analysis of kinetic and macroscopic chemotaxis models can be found in [3].

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