Acknowledgments The material offered here represents a large portion of the author's doctoral dis- sertation written at the University of Southern California under the direction of Professor W. A. Harris, Jr. The author wishes to thank Professor Harris for our many discussions of singular perturbation theory and for his enthusiastic support of this publication effort. Thanks are also due to Professors K. W. Chang and R. E. O'Malley, Jr. for their careful reading of the dissertation and for their many helpful suggestions. The author would also like to acknowledge the generous support provided him by the U.S.C. Mathematics Department, the State of California and the federal government, in the form of assistantships, fellowships and grants. Finally, the typist, Miss Jeanette Figueroa, deserves many thanks for her fine secretarial work. IV
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