"A book of great value ... it should have a profound influence upon future research." — Mathematical Reviews
In this outstanding text, author Wolfgang Wasow concentrates on the mathematical ideas underlying various asymptotic methods for ordinary differential equations that lead to full, infinite expansions. Starting with some basic properties of linear differential equations in the complex domain, the treatment advances to considerations of regular and irregular singular points, asymptotic power series, generalizations by means of Jordan's canonical form, and some special asymptotic methods.
Subsequent chapters explore asymptotic expansions with respect to a parameter, turning point problems, nonlinear equations, singular perturbations, and integration of differential equations by factorial series. Numerous problems appear throughout the text, which is ideal for course work or self-study.
Reprint of the Robert E. Krieger Publishing Company, Huntington, New York, 1976 revised edition.