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Nonlinear waves, solitons, and chaos

Author: E Infeld; G Rowlands
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text embraces a universal approach to three major developments in classical physics, namely nonlinear wave, soliton and chaos. A comprehensive treatment of instabilities is followed by a study  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E Infeld; G Rowlands
ISBN: 0521321115 9780521321112 0521379377 9780521379373
OCLC Number: 19778667
Description: xi, 423 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Linear waves and instabilities in infinite media --
Convective and non-convective instabilities: group velocity in unstable media --
A first look at surface waves and instabilities --
Model equations for small amplitude waves and solitons; weakly nonlinear theory --
Exact methods for fully nonlinear waves --Cartesian solitons in one and two space dimensions --
Evolution and stability of initially one-dimensional waves and solitons --
Cylindrical and spherical solitons in plasmas and other media --
Non-coherent phenomena.
Responsibility: E. Infeld, G. Rowlands.
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