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Linear and nonlinear waves

Author: G B Whitham
Publisher: New York, Wiley [1974]
Series: Pure and applied mathematics (John Wiley & Sons : Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is an account of the underlying mathematical theory with emphasis on the unifying ideas and the main points that illuminate the behaviour of waves. The book is divided into two parts, hyperbolic waves and dispersive waves.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitham, G.B. (Gerald Beresford), 1927-
Linear and nonlinear waves.
New York, Wiley [1974]
(OCoLC)646927030
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G B Whitham
ISBN: 0471940909 9780471940906
OCLC Number: 815118
Notes: "A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Performer(s): ISSN 0079-8185.
Description: xvi, 636 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: 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 (John Wiley & Sons : Unnumbered)
Responsibility: [by] G.B. Whitham.
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This work is an account of the underlying mathematical theory with emphasis on the unifying ideas and the main points that illuminate the behaviour of waves. The book is divided into two parts, hyperbolic waves and dispersive waves.

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