On Finiteness in Differential Equations and Diophantine GeometryShare this page
Editors and Authors: Dana Schlomiuk; Dana Schlomiuk; Andreĭ A. Bolibrukh; Sergei Yakovenko; Vadim Kaloshin; Alexandru Buium
A co-publication of the AMS and Centre de Recherches Mathématiques
This book focuses on finiteness conjectures and results in ordinary
differential equations (ODEs) and Diophantine geometry. During the past
twenty-five years, much progress has been achieved on finiteness conjectures,
which are the offspring of the second part of Hilbert's 16th problem. Even in
its simplest case, this is one of the very few problems on Hilbert's list which
remains unsolved. These results are about existence and estimation of finite
bounds for the number of limit cycles occurring in certain families of
ODEs. The book describes this progress, the methods used (bifurcation theory,
asymptotic expansions, methods of differential algebra, or geometry) and the
specific results obtained. The finiteness conjectures on limit cycles are part
of a larger picture that also includes finiteness problems in other areas of
mathematics, in particular those in Diophantine geometry where remarkable
results were proved during the same period of time. There is a chapter devoted
to finiteness results in Diophantine geometry obtained by using methods of
differential algebra, which is a connecting element between these parallel
developments in the book.
The volume can be used as an independent study text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying ODEs or applications of differential algebra to differential equations and Diophantine geometry. It is also a good entry point for researchers interested these areas, in particular, in limit cycles of ODEs, and in finiteness problems.
Contributors to the volume include Andre&ibreve; A. Bolibrukh and Alexandru Buium. Available from the AMS by A. Buium is Arithmetic Differential Equations, as Volume 118 in the Mathematical Surveys and Monographs series.
Titles in this series are co-published with the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques.
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On Finiteness in Differential Equations and Diophantine Geometry
Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in ordinary differential equations, differential algebra, and Diophantine geometry.