The study of critical points has grown rapidly in recent years, finding applications in most every science. This book spans the material required for those who want a survey of modern critical point theory.Key features:*Provides an introduction to linking methods and generalizations*Explains the fundamentals of minimax systems*Many examples and applicationsThis text starts at the foundations of the field, and is accessible with some background in functional analysis. As such, the book is ideal for classroom of self study. The new material covered also makes this book a must read for researchers in the theory of critical points.
Minimax Systems and Critical Point Theory