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Author Ludu, Andrei

Title Nonlinear waves and solitons on contours and closed surfaces / Andrei Ludu
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2007

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 464 pages) : illustrations
Series Springer complexity
Springer series in synergetics, 0172-7389
Springer complexity
Springer series in synergetics (Unnumbered)
Contents Mathematical Prerequisites -- Mathematical Prerequisites -- The Importance of the Boundary -- Vector Fields, Differential Forms, and Derivatives -- Geometry of Curves -- Motion of Curves and Solitons -- Geometry of Surfaces -- Theory of Motion of Surfaces -- Solitons and Nonlinear Waves on Closed Curves and Surfaces -- Kinematics of Hydrodynamics -- Dynamics of Hydrodynamics -- Nonlinear Surface Waves in One Dimension -- Nonlinear Surface Waves in Two Dimensions -- Nonlinear Surface Waves in Three Dimensions -- Other Special Nonlinear Compact Systems -- Physical Nonlinear Systems at Different Scales -- Filaments, Chains, and Solitons -- Solitons on the Boundaries of Microscopic Systems -- Nonlinear Contour Dynamics in Macroscopic Systems -- Mathematical Annex
Summary 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. Nonlinear Waves and Solitons on Contours and Closed Surfaces provides graduate students and researchers in mathematics, physics and engineering with a ready tutorial and reference
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-460) and index
Subject Nonlinear waves -- Mathematics
Solitons -- Mathematics
Compact spaces.
SCIENCE -- Waves & Wave Mechanics.
Compact spaces.
Nonlinear waves -- Mathematics.
Solitons -- Mathematics.
Physique.
Compact spaces.
Nonlinear waves -- Mathematics.
Solitons -- Mathematics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783540728733
3540728732
9783540728726
3540728724
9786611066703
6611066705