Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Dpt. of Applied Mathematics
e-mail: darko.zubrinicYY@YYfer.hr (remove Y's)
Born in Zagreb (1956).
Graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
in Zagreb (Department of
Mathematics) in 1978, with the diploma work "Pontryagin duality
theory for locally compact Abelian groups."
Master thesis: "Optimal control" (1982).
Ph. degree defended in 1986 with the thesis "Nonresonant elliptic
equations and applications to control theory."
Fields of interest: nonlinear functional
analysis, in particular nonlinear elliptic equations,
fine properties of Sobolev functions, fractal analysis, spiral trajectories of
Editorial board service:
- Faculty of Electrical
Variational methods for differential equations;
- Faculty of Natural Sciences
and Math. (Department of mathematics):
Nonlinear functional analysis,
- Faculty of Technology:
Mathematics (selected topics).
Spent two months on the International Center for Theoretical
Physics, ICTP, Trieste in 1982, and four months in Praha,
Charles University at prof. J.Necas (1985/6). I will never
forget the hospitality of the people I met in Praha.
Leader of the former Yugoslav secondary school national
team (with dr. Uros Milutinovic), that
- the International Mathematical Olympiads (IMO) held in Warsaw (1987),
Havana (1988), Canberra (1989), and
- the Balkan Mathematical
Olympiads held in Athens (1988) and Nicosia (1989).
Initiated and participated the organization of the
Balkan Mathematical Competition held in Split in 1989.
- Uvod u varijacione metode za diferencijalne jednadzzbe,
- with dr. Uross Milutinovich:
- Matematiccki susreti (prepared by D.Zz), Beli Manastir
1991 (the whole edition has been destroyed
during the Serbian aggression on Croatia), new edition: Zagreb 1995 -
published by Element.
- Diskretna matematika, Element, Zagreb, 1997.
- Fundamentals of Applied Functional Analysis
(with Dragissa Mitrovich, Prof. Emeritus of the University of
Pitman Monograph and Surveys in Pure and Applied
Mathematics 91, Longman, 1998 (400 pages)
ISBN 0 582 24694 6
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The book provides a gentle introduction to
modern concepts of linear and nolinear functional analysis.
It is intended mainly for new graduate students in
mathematics and physics specializing in partial differential
equations and also for engineers who need a deeper
understanding of modern methods of applied functional
analysis. It may serve as a preparation for study of the
abundant scientific literature on the theory of
distributions, Sobolev spaces, elliptic equations and
nonlinear analysis. Its purpose is also to provide an
insight into the fascinating variety of deeply interlaced
mathematical tools applied in the study of nonlinear
It starts with a review of the basics of Lebesgue spaces and
Nemytzki operators. Special attention is paid to
distributions, Sobolev spaces, and their applications to the
study of elliptic boundary value problems. Some of the
methods of nonlinear analysis are illustrated by resonant
and nonresonant problems, lower semicontinuity and
convexity, energy functionals, monotone operators, reduction
method, Landesman - Lazer problems, jumping nonlinearities,
the Mountain-Pass theorem, and topological degree. The book
contains numerous examples and exercises, most of them with
detailed solutions and hints.
Darko Zubrinic, FER
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Now Associate professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Member of the Croatian Mathematical Society.