Preface; 1. Algebraic equations; 2. Asymptotic expansions; 3. Integrals; 4. Regular problems in PDEs; 5. Matched asymptotic expansions; 6. Method of strained coordinates; 7. Method of multiple scales; 8. Improved convergence; Bibliography; Index.
A textbook presenting the theory and underlying techniques of perturbation methods in a manner suitable for senior undergraduates from a broad range of disciplines.
'A nice and readable introduction.' Monatshefte fur Mathematik
"...a suitable text book for a one semester graduate course in perturbation methods. It may also be used for self study by physicists who need to know more about perturbation methods for their work....a good starting point for those who wish to enlarge their knowledge of perturbation methods." Edward G. Harris, American Journal of Physics