Symmetries and integrability of difference equations
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
 Physical description
 xviii, 341 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
 Series
 London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 381.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Levi, D. (Decio)
 London Mathematical Society.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references.
 Contents

 1. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism for discrete equations: symmetries and first integrals V. Dorodnitsyn and R. Kozlov 2. Painleve equations: continuous, discrete and ultradiscrete B. Grammaticos and A. Ramani 3. Definitions and predictions of integrability for difference equations J. Hietarinta 4. Orthogonal polynomials, their recursions, and functional equations M. E. H. Ismail 5. Discrete Painleve equations and orthogonal polynomials A. Its 6. Generalized Lie symmetries for difference equations D. Levi and R. I. Yamilov 7. Four lectures on discrete systems S. P. Novikov 8. Lectures on moving frames P. J. Olver 9. Lattices of compact semisimple Lie groups J. Patera 10. Lectures on discrete differential geometry Yu. B Suris 11. Symmetry preserving discretization of differential equations and Lie point symmetries of differentialdifference equations P. Winternitz.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Difference equations are playing an increasingly important role in the natural sciences. Indeed many phenomena are inherently discrete and are naturally described by difference equations. Phenomena described by differential equations are therefore approximations of more basic discrete ones. Moreover, in their study it is very often necessary to resort to numerical methods. This always involves a discretization of the differential equations involved, thus replacing them by difference equations. This book shows how Lie group and integrability techniques, originally developed for differential equations, have been adapted to the case of difference ones. Each of the eleven chapters is a selfcontained treatment of a topic, containing introductory material as well as the latest research results. The book will be welcomed by graduate students and researchers seeking an introduction to the field. As a survey of the current state of the art it will also serve as a valuable reference.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2011
 Responsibility
 edited by Decio Levi ... [et al.].
 Series
 London Mathematical Society lecture note series ; 381
 Note
 Published in association with the London Mathematical Society.
 "... based upon lectures delivered during the Summer School on Symmetries and Integrability of Difference Equations at the Université de Montréal, Canada, June 8, 2008June 21, 2008"Pref.
 ISBN
 9780521136587 (pbk.)
 052113658X (pbk.)