By Peter J. Olver

Symmetry equipment have lengthy been famous to be of serious significance for the examine of the differential equations. This booklet presents a fantastic advent to these functions of Lie teams to differential equations that have proved to be worthwhile in perform. The computational equipment are offered in order that graduate scholars and researchers can effectively discover ways to use them. Following an exposition of the purposes, the booklet develops the underlying conception. a number of the issues are provided in a unique approach, with an emphasis on specific examples and computations. additional examples, in addition to new theoretical advancements, seem within the workouts on the finish of every bankruptcy.

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