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4.0 out of 5 stars Mathematically dense and rigorous presentation. Chapter on "Rapid Ignition" is particularly interesting, 25 July 2009
If the now famous conjecture of Stephen Hawking's publisher, "Every equation halves a books sales..." is true, then in the limit the sales of this book will approach a very small value. Its Amazon sales rank of about 1.7 million, at the time of this review, would seem to support that conjecture.

This is, perhaps, unfortunate as this monograph provides excellent coverage of an, albeit, specialized topic. There is an unexpected elegance in the models presented, although other than the models themselves there is no common mathematical "cement". The book is mathematically dense and rigorous, using definitions, theorems, proofs, and lemmas extensively. The level of mathematical maturity to get the most from this book would include: advanced calculus, differential equations, and functional analysis. Chapter 3 on the Rapid Ignition Model is, surprisingly, interesting.
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