TY - CHAP

T1 - From rotating fluid masses and Ziegler's paradox to Pontryagin- and Krein spaces and bifurcation theory

AU - Kirillov, Oleg

AU - Verhulst, Ferdinand

PY - 2019/12/1

Y1 - 2019/12/1

N2 - Three classical systems, the Kelvin gyrostat, the Maclaurin spheroids, and the Ziegler pendulum have directly inspired development of the theory of Pontryagin and Krein spaces with indefinite metric and singularity theory as independent mathematical topics, not to mention stability theory and nonlinear dynamics. From industrial applications in shipbuilding, turbomachinery, and artillery to fundamental problems of astrophysics, such as asteroseismology and gravitational radiation --- that is the range of phenomena involving the Krein collision of eigenvalues, dissipation-induced instabilities, and spectral and geometric singularities on the neutral stability surfaces, such as the famous Whitney's umbrella.

AB - Three classical systems, the Kelvin gyrostat, the Maclaurin spheroids, and the Ziegler pendulum have directly inspired development of the theory of Pontryagin and Krein spaces with indefinite metric and singularity theory as independent mathematical topics, not to mention stability theory and nonlinear dynamics. From industrial applications in shipbuilding, turbomachinery, and artillery to fundamental problems of astrophysics, such as asteroseismology and gravitational radiation --- that is the range of phenomena involving the Krein collision of eigenvalues, dissipation-induced instabilities, and spectral and geometric singularities on the neutral stability surfaces, such as the famous Whitney's umbrella.

M3 - Chapter

T3 - The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry

BT - New mathematics inspired by industrial challenges

A2 - Schilders, Wil

A2 - Guenther, Michael

PB - Springer

ER -