This volume contains papers from the 7th International Conference on Difference Equations held at Hunan University (Changsa, China), a satellite conference of ICM2002 Beijing. The volume captures the spirit of the meeting and includes peer-reviewed survey papers, research papers, and openproblems and conjectures. Articles cover stability, oscillation, chaos, symmetries, boundary value problems and bifurcations for discrete dynamical systems, difference-differential equations, and discretization of continuous systems. The book presents state-of-the-art research in these importantareas. It is suitable for graduate students and researchers in difference equations and related topics.
Saber Elayadi, Trinity University, San Antonio. Gerry Ladas, University of Rhode, Kingston. Jianhong Wu, York University.