Accession Number : ADA137953

Title :   Minimax Methods for Indefinite Functionals.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Rabinowitz,P H

PDF Url : ADA137953

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This paper contains the written of a series of lectures presented by the author at the American Mathematical Society Summer Institute on Nonlinear Functional Analysis and Nonlinear Differential Equations. These lectures are an introduction to minimax techniques for finding critical points of functionals, especially functionals possessing symmetries. Applications are made to semilinear elliptic partial differential equations and Hamiltonian systems of ordinary differential equations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Minimax technique, *Functional analysis, Symmetry, Perturbations, Partial differential equations, Hamiltonian functions, Boundary value problems, Theorems, Points(Mathematics), Banach space, Hilbert space

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE