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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 6 (2001), Issue 5, Pages 267-297

On the stability of the linear delay differential and difference equations

1Department of Mathematics, Fatih University, Buyukcekmece, Istanbul 34900, Turkey
2Department of Mathematics, International Turkmen-Turkish University, 84, Gerogly, Ashgabat 744012, Turkmenistan
3Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Received 14 August 2001

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We consider the initial-value problem for linear delay partial differential equations of the parabolic type. We give a sufficient condition for the stability of the solution of this initial-value problem. We present the stability estimates for the solutions of the first and second order accuracy difference schemes for approximately solving this initial-value problem. We obtain the stability estimates in Hölder norms for the solutions of the initial-value problem of the delay differential and difference equations of the parabolic type.