Special Issue "Symmetry in Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: difference equations; flow invariance; nonlinear regularity theory; ordinary differential equations; partial differential equations; reduction methods; symmetry operators; weak symmetries
Ordinary and partial differential equations are universally recognized as powerful tools to model and solve practical problems involving nonlinear phenomena. In particular, we mention physical processes as problems in elasticity theory, where we deal with composites made of two different materials with different hardening exponents.
Therefore, the theory of differential equations has been successfully applied to establish the existence and multiplicity of solutions of boundary value problems via direct methods, minimax theorems, variational methods, and topological methods. If possible, one looks to solutions in special forms by using the symmetries of the driving equation. This also leads to the study of the difference counterparts of such equations to provide exact or approximate solutions. We mention the reduction methods for establishing exact solutions as solutions of lower-dimensional equations.
This Special Issue aims to collect original and significant contributions dealing with both the theory and applications of differential equations. Also, this Special Issue may serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas between scientists of different disciplines interested in ordinary and partial differential equations and their applications.
Dr. Calogero Vetro
Manuscript Submission Information
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- difference equations
- flow invariance
- nonlinear regularity theory
- ordinary differential equations
- partial differential equations
- reduction methods
- symmetry operators
- weak symmetries