Part I. Functional Analysis: 1. Banach and Hilbert spaces; 2. Ordinary differential equations; 3. Linear operators; 4. Dual spaces; 5. Sobolev spaces; Part II. Existence and Uniqueness Theory: 6. The Laplacian; 7. Weak solutions of linear parabolic equations; 8. Nonlinear reaction-diffusion equations; 9. The Navier-Stokes equations existence and uniqueness; Part II. Finite-Dimensional Global Attractors: 10. The global attractor existence and general properties; 11. The global attractor for reaction-diffusion equations; 12. The global attractor for the Navier-Stokes equations; 13. Finite-dimensional attractors: theory and examples; Part III. Finite-Dimensional Dynamics: 14. Finite-dimensional dynamics I, the squeezing property: determining modes; 15. Finite-dimensional dynamics II, The stong squeezing property: inertial manifolds; 16. Finite-dimensional dynamics III, a direct approach; 17. The Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation; Appendix A. Sobolev spaces of periodic functions; Appendix B. Bounding the fractal dimension using the decay of volume elements.
This book treats the theory of global attractors, a recent development in the theory of partial differential equations.
'... will certainly benefit young researchers entering the described field.' Jan Cholewa, Zentralblatt MATH 'This impressive book offers an excellent, self-contained introduction to many important aspects of infinite-dimensional systems ... At the outset, the author states that his aim was to produce a didactic text suitable or first-year graduate students. Unquestionably he has achieved his goal. This book should prove invaluable to mathematicians wishing to gain some knowledge of the dynamical-systems approach to dissipative partial differential equations that has been developed during the past 20 years, and should be essential reading for any graduate student starting out on a PhD in this area.' W. Lamb, Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society 'The book is written clearly and concisely. It is well structured, and the material is presented in a rigorous, coherent fashion. A number of example problems are treated, and each chapter is followed by a series of problems whose solutions are available on the internet. ... constitutes an excellent resource for researchers and advanced graduate students in applied mathematics, dynamical systems, nonlinear dynamics, and computational mechanics. Its acquisition by libraries is strongly recommended.' Applied Mechanics Reviews