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Solitons : An Introduction - P. G. Drazin


An Introduction

Paperback Published: 10th April 1989
ISBN: 9780521336550
Number Of Pages: 240

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Solitons: An Introduction discusses the theory of solitons and its diverse applications to nonlinear systems that arise in the physical sciences. Drazin and Johnson explain the generation and properties of solitons, introducing the mathematical technique known as the Inverse Scattering Tranform. Their aim is to present the essence of inverse scattering clearly, rather than rigorously or completely. Thus, the prerequisites are merely what is found in standard courses on mathematical physics and more advanced material is explained in the text with useful references to further reading given at the end of each chapter. Worked examples are frequently used to help the reader follow the various ideas and the exercises at the end of each chapter not only contain applications but also test understanding. Answers, or hints to their solution, are given at the end of the book. Sections and exercises that contain more difficult material are indicated by asterisks.

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"...should find an enthusiastic following, and the author is to be congratulated on a job well done." American Scientist "...a fine book, certainly the one that I would choose as the text for an introductory course on solitons." SIAM Review "All things considered, I cannot think of a clearer introduction to the subject from a mathematical point of view." Physics Today "...an excellent book, achieving its goals both concisely and comprehensively." John G. Harris, Applied Mechanics Review

The KortewagG++de Vries equation
Elementary solutions of the KortewegG++de Vries equation
The scattering and inverse scattering problems
The initial-value problem for the KortewegG++de Vries equation
Further properties of the KortewegG++de Vries equation
More general inverse methods
The Painlev+¼ property, perturbations and numerical methods
Answers and hints
Bibliography and author index
Motion picture index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521336550
ISBN-10: 0521336554
Series: Cambridge Computer Science Texts
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 10th April 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.44  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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