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I'm looking for a good reference on integral equations (i.e., an equation in which an unknown function appears under an integral sign such as the Fredholm equation). I would like something accessible but covers approaches to showing existence. Any help would be much appreciated.

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You need to tell exactly what you mean by "integral equations". Is it equations involving integers in number theory? Or the integrals we see in calculus? Or something else? – Aryabhata Feb 29 '12 at 21:18
Search for "Smithies Integral equations" on Google books. – Hans Lundmark Mar 1 '12 at 7:13
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You may think of this classic by Grippenberg, Londen, Staffans.

It is quite complete and also accessible compared to other books, but not an easy reading.

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Thanks so much for the reference! – Stuck_pls_help Feb 29 '12 at 23:04

Stephen M.Zemyan, The Classical Theory of Integral Equations, A Concise Treatment, Birkhauser Recently, I'm reading this book. I think it is the best one for beginner.

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POLYANIN MANZIROV INTEGRAL EQUATION .. i do not know the exact title :D but is avaliable on the P2P servers or it can be found easily

it dealsh with integral equations how to solve it with examples and similar

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Here is a well written book and easy to read by A. Jerri "Introduction to Integral Equations with Applications".

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I am reading Linear Integral Equations by William Vernon Lovitt and finding it quite easy to understand. If you are a beginner, you should definitely try that.

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