Fields Institute Communications 2001; 378 pp; hardcover Volume: 29 ISBN10: 0821827014 ISBN13: 9780821827017 List Price: US$135 Member Price: US$108 Order Code: FIC/29
 This volume contains papers written by participants at the Conference on Functional Differential and Difference Equations held at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference brought together mathematicians working in a wide range of topics, including qualitative properties of solutions, bifurcation and stability theory, oscillatory behavior, control theory and feedback systems, biological models, statedependent delay equations, Lyapunov methods, etc. Articles are written by leading experts in the field. A comprehensive overview is given of these active areas of current research. The book will be of interest to both theoretical and applied mathematical scientists. Titles in this series are copublished with the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Readership Graduate students and research and applied mathematicians interested in ordinary differential equations, difference and functional equations, and partial differential equations. Table of Contents  S. Amraoui and S. Lalaoui Rhali  Monotonicity for some reactiondiffusion systems with delay and Dirichlet boundary conditions
 O. V. Anashkin  Lyapunov's direct method and parametric resonance in linear systems with delay
 O. Arino, E. Sánchez, and A. Fathallah  Statedependent delay differential equations in population dynamics: Modeling and analysis
 M. Bachar and P. Magal  Existence of periodic solution for a class of delay differential equations with impulses
 A. Bátkai and S. Piazzera  Damped wave equations with delay
 H. Bouzahir and K. Ezzinbi  Global attractor for a class of partial functional differential equations with infinite delay
 R. Ceppitelli and L. Faina  Differential equations with hereditary structure induced by a Volterra type property
 G. Derfel and F. Vogl  Asymptotic analysis of binomial recurrences
 L. Fichmann and W. M. Oliva  Collision of global orbits in \(C^\infty\) retarded functional differential equations
 L. Fichmann and W. M. Oliva  Onetooneness and hyperbolicity
 W. E. Fitzgibbon, M. Langlais, and J. J. Morgan  Modeling the spread of feline leukemia virus in heterogeneous habitats
 F. Giannakopoulos, C. Hauptmann, and A. Zapp  Bursting activity in a model of a neuron with recurrent synaptic feedback
 E. A. Grove, C. Kent, G. Ladas, and M. A. Radin  On \(x_{n+1}=\mbox{max}\left\{\frac{1}{x_{n}},\frac{A_{n}}{x_{n1}}\right\}\) with a period 3 parameter
 I. Győri and F. Hartung  Stability in delay perturbed differential and difference equations
 J. K. Hale  Some problems in FDE
 U. an der Heiden  Nonlinear feedback systems with memory: From 0th to higher order, discrete and continuous
 L. Huang and J. Wu  Dynamics of inhibitory artificial neural networks with threshold nonlinearity
 W. Huang  Dimension of space of solutions for a linear nonautonomous infinite delay differential equation
 T. Krisztin  Unstable sets of periodic orbits and the global attractor for delayed feedback
 E. Litsyn, Y. V. Nepomnyashchikh, and A. Ponosov  Uniform exponential stability of controlled quasilinear systems and functional differential equations
 S.i. Nakagiri  Finite pole assignment of retarded dynamical systems in Hilbert spaces
 S. M. Verduyn Lunel  Inverse problems for nonselfadjoint evolutionary systems
 H.O. Walther  Contracting return maps for some delay differential equations
 M. Weedermann  Normal forms for neutral functional differential equations
 G. J. Wirsching  A functional differential equation and \(3n+1\) dynamics
