Constantine Dafermos, J.L. Ericksen, and David Kinderlehrer, editors
The Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications was established by a grant from the National Science Foundation to the University of Minnesota in 1982. The IMA seeks to encourage the development and study of fresh mathematical concepts and questions of concern to the other sciences by bringing together mathematicians and scientists from diverse fields in an atmosphere that will stimulate discussion and collaboration. The IMA Volumes are intended to involve the broader scientific community in this process.