Fields Institute Communications 2002; 353 pp; hardcover Volume: 31 ISBN10: 0821828606 ISBN13: 9780821828601 List Price: US$114 Member Price: US$91.20 Order Code: FIC/31
 This volume contains contributed papers authored by participants of a Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems which was held at the Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal). The conference brought together a large number of specialists in the area of differential equations and dynamical systems and provided an opportunity to celebrate Professor Waldyr Oliva's 70th birthday, honoring his fundamental contributions to the field. The volume constitutes an overview of the current research over a wide range of topics, extending from qualitative theory for (ordinary, partial or functional) differential equations to hyperbolic dynamics and ergodic theory. Titles in this series are copublished with the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in differential equations, dynamical systems, and ergodic theory and their applications. Table of Contents  J. F. Alves and J. Sousa Ramos  Total variations and semiconjugacy
 J. M. Arrieta, N. Cónsul, and A. RodríguezBernal  Pattern formation from boundary reaction
 B. S. Bardin and S. D. Furta  Asymptotics of periodic travelling waves of an infinite beam on a nonlinear elastic support
 L. Barreira and B. Saussol  Variational principles for hyperbolic flows
 P. Collet  Extensive quantities for infinite systems
 N. Cónsul and S. M. Oliva  Synchronization in herbivorous population models with diffusion and delays
 P. D. Cordaro  Approximate solutions in locally integrable structures
 E. de Faria  Aspects of rigidity and universality in onedimensional dynamics
 T. Faria and W. Huang  Stability of periodic solutions arising from Hopf bifurcation for a reactiondiffusion equation with time delay
 J. M. Ferreira  On the stability and oscillatory behavior of a retarded functional equation
 B. Fiedler, C. Rocha, D. Salazar, and J. SolàMorales  Dynamics of piecewiseautonomous bistable parabolic equations
 G. Gallavotti  Intermittency and time arrow in statistical mechanics and turbulence
 J. K. Hale and G. Raugel  Galerkin methods and regularity
 A. Jacquemard and M.A. Teixeira  A note on rigid decompositions of reversible mappings
 L. A. C. Ladeira, S. H. J. Nicola, and P. Z. Táboas  Periodic solutions of an impulsive differential system with delay: An \(L^p\) approach
 B. LaniWayda  Representing Poincaré maps by return times
 J. Llibre, J. Sotomayor, and M. Zhitomirskii  Impasse bifurcations of constrained systems
 L. de Loura  Multipole series and differential equations
 N. Martins and J. Sousa Ramos  CuntzKrieger algebras arising from linear mod one transformations
 F. Mercuri, P. Piccione, and D. V. Tausk  Ordinary differential equations of MorseSturm type
 W. M. Oliva  MorseSmale semiflows, openness and \(A\)stability
 P. Piccione and D. V. Tausk  Constrained Lagrangians and degenerate Hamiltonians on manifolds: An index theorem
 R. Severino and J. Sousa Ramos  Symbolic dynamics in nonlinear boundary value problems
 L. Silva and J. Sousa Ramos  A genealogy for kneading sequences of twopiecewise monotonous maps of the interval
