Nonlinear Waves, Solitons and Chaos


Nonlinear Waves, Solitons and Chaos

This revised and updated second edition of a highly successful text embraces a universal approach to three major developments in classical physics: namely, nonlinear waves, solitons, and chaos. The authors include new material on biology and laser theory, and go on to discuss important recent developments such as soliton metamorphosis. They also offer a new section on a direct method to study transverse instabilities of pulse-like structures. A comprehensive treatment of basic plasma and fluid configurations and instabilities is followed by a study of the relevant nonlinear structures. Additional key features comprise color illustrations of soliton dynamics and end-of-chapter problems. In general, it will be of value to final year undergraduates and beginning graduate students studying fluid dynamics, plasma physics and applied mathematics.


 Reviews:

From reviews of the first edition: ' … as clear an introduction to nonlinear waves and solitons as one may find.' Appl. Mech. Rev.

' … highly recommended as a brief introduction to these important developments in classical physics …' Physics in Canada

' … an important contribution to the study of nonlinear waves …' Math. Rev.

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