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Linear and nonlinear waves

Author: Gerald Beresford Whitham
Publisher: New York, N.Y. [etc.] : Wiley, ©1974.
Series: Pure and applied mathematics / [Wiley].
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Now in an accessible paperback edition, this classic work is just as relevant as when it first appeared in 1974, due to the increased use of nonlinear waves. It covers the behavior of waves in two  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Beresford Whitham
ISBN: 0471359424 9780471359425
OCLC Number: 797774361
Notes: A Wiley-Interscience publication.
Description: xvi, 636 p. diagr. 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction and General Outline. HYPERBOLIC WAVES. Waves and First Order Equations. Specific Problems. Burger's Equation. Hyperbolic Systems. Gas Dynamics. The Wave Equation. Shock Dynamics. The Propagation of Weak Shocks. Wave Hierarchies. DISPERSIVE WAVES. Linear Dispersive Waves. Wave Patterns. Water Waves. Nonlinear Dispersion and the Variational Method. Group Velocities, Instability, and Higher Order Dispersion. Applications of the Nonlinear Theory. Exact Solutions: Interacting Solitary Waves. References. Index.
Series Title: Pure and applied mathematics / [Wiley].
Responsibility: G.B. Whitham.


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The re-issue of this excellent book on linear and nonlinear waves in paperback form is to be welcomed. (Zentralblatt Math, Volume 940, No 15, 2000)

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