
Author(s)  Kevorkin, J. 

Title  Partial differential equations 
Publisher  Wadsworth 
Year of publication  1990 
Reviewed by  Ioan A. Rus 
The subtitle of the book under review is Analytical solution techniques.
The book is a text for a twosemester sequence of courses in Partial differential equations. It offers an introduction to the classical theory of Partial differential equations.
The chapter of the book are the following: The diffusion equation (heat conduction, fundamental solution, Green's functions, Burgers' equation), Laplace's equation (origins of, fundamental solution, Green's functions, Neumann's functions), The wave equation (the vibrating string, compressible flow, fundamental solution, Green's functions, examples in Acoustics and Aerodynamics), Linear secondorder equations with two independent variables, Quasilinear firstorder equations, Nonlinear firstorder equations (geometrical optics, HamiltonJacobi equation), Quasilinear hyperbolic systems, Perturbation solutions. Each chapter contains the sections Problems and References. For those who need specific bits of information there is an adequate index which consists of 9 pages.
I recommend this text book to anyone who is interested in Partial differential equations.