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Symmetries and Related Topics in Differential and Difference Equations
Edited by: David Blázquez-Sanz, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogatá, Colombia, Juan J. Morales-Ruiz, Technical University of Madrid, Spain, and Jesús Rodríguez Lombardero, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

Contemporary Mathematics
2011; 163 pp; softcover
Volume: 549
ISBN-10: 0-8218-6872-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-6872-0
List Price: US$73
Member Price: US$58.40
Order Code: CONM/549
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This volume represents the 2009 Jairo Charris Seminar in Symmetries of Differential and Difference Equations, which was held at the Universidad Sergio Arboleda in Bogotá, Colombia.

The papers include topics such as Lie symmetries, equivalence transformations and differential invariants, group theoretical methods in linear equations, namely differential Galois theory and Stokes phenomenon, and the development of some geometrical methods in theoretical physics.

The reader will find new interesting results in symmetries of differential and difference equations, applications in classical and quantum mechanics, two fundamental problems of theoretical mechanics, the mathematical nature of time in Lagrangian mechanics and the preservation of the equations of motion by changes of frame, and discrete Hamiltonian systems arising in geometrical optics and analogous to those of finite quantum mechanics.

This book is published in cooperation with Instituto de Matemáticas y sus Aplicaciones (IMA).


Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in using symmetries in various areas of analysis.

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