Proceedings of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics 1995; 126 pp; softcover Volume: 199 ISBN10: 0821804103 ISBN13: 9780821804100 List Price: US$120 Member Price: US$96 Order Code: STEKLO/199
 This book presents for the first time a systematic exposition of techniques for constructing relaxation oscillations and methods for investigating stability properties of certain classes of systems with delay. The authors bring out some of the distinctive features that have no analogues in relaxation systems of ordinary differential equations. The exposition provides analysis of significant examples from biophysics, mathematical ecology, and quantum physics that elucidate important patterns. Many unsolved problems are posed. The book would appeal to researchers and specialists interested in the theory and applications of relaxation oscillations. Readership Researchers and specialists interested in the theory and applications of relaxation oscillations. Table of Contents  Relaxation cycles of asymptotically large amplitude
 Relaxation cycles of finite amplitude in a mathematical model of the dynamics of insect populations
 Relaxation cycles of finite amplitude in a mathematical model of the simplest controllable biocenosis
 Conclusion
 Bibliography
