Item description for Nonlinear Waves and Solitons on Contours and Closed Surfaces (Springer Series in Synergetics) by Andrei Ludu...
The present volume is an introduction to nonlinear waves and soliton theory in the special environment of compact spaces such a closed curves and surfaces and other domain contours. It assumes familiarity with basic soliton theory and nonlinear dynamical systems.
The first part of the book introduces the mathematical concept required for treating the manifolds considered. Emphasis on the relevant notions from topology and differential geometry. An introduction to the theory of motion of curves and surfaces - as part of the emerging field of contour dynamics - is given.
The second and third parts discuss the modeling of various physical solitons on compact systems, such as filaments, loops and drops made of almost incompressible materials thereby intersecting with a large number of physical disciplines from hydrodynamics to compact object astrophysics.
This book is intended for graduate students and researchers in mathematics, physics and engineering.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 28, 2007
ISBN 3540728724 ISBN13 9783540728726
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More About Andrei Ludu
Nonlinear and solitary waves are historically related to quasi one-dimensional systems where the spatial extent in one direction is much bigger than in the other direction, such as channels and fibres. The present book treats the case of more compact systems and their nonlinear ascillations, which have only recently come into forms. Such systems include liquid drop models, Bose-Einstein condensates and even living cells. A general formalism is developed, based on the differential geometry of curved manifolds, and various applications are considered in the physical sciences and beyond.