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Linear and Nonlinear Waves

ISBN-10: 0471359424
ISBN-13: 9780471359425
Edition: 1999
Authors: G. B. Whitham
List price: $186.00
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Description: 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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Book details

List price: $186.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 660
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.02" long x 1.58" tall
Weight: 2.002

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.

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

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