**Translations of Mathematical Monographs**

1997;
354 pp;
Hardcover

MSC: Primary 35; 58;
**Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-4577-6
Product Code: MMONO/155**

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# The Asymptotic Distribution of Eigenvalues of Partial Differential Operators

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*Yu. Safarov; D. Vassiliev*

As the subject of extensive research for over a
century, spectral asymptotics for partial differential operators
attracted the attention of many outstanding mathematicians and
physicists. This book studies the eigenvalues of elliptic linear
boundary value problems and has as its main content a collection of
asymptotic formulas describing the distribution of eigenvalues with high
sequential numbers. Asymptotic formulas are used to illustrate standard
eigenvalue problems of mechanics and mathematical physics.

The volume provides a basic introduction to all the
necessary mathematical concepts and tools, such as microlocal
analysis, billiards, symplectic geometry and Tauberian theorems. It
is self-contained and would be suitable as a graduate text.

#### Readership

Graduate students, research mathematicians, applied mathematicians, engineers, and physicists interested in partial differential equations.

#### Reviews & Endorsements

In the reviewer's opinion, this book is indispensable for serious students of spectral asymptotics.

-- Lars Hörmander for the Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society