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By Alwyn Scott

In 438 alphabetically-arranged essays, this paintings presents an invaluable review of the middle mathematical heritage for nonlinear technology, in addition to its functions to key difficulties in ecology and organic platforms, chemical reaction-diffusion difficulties, geophysics, economics, electric and mechanical oscillations in engineering structures, lasers and nonlinear optics, fluid mechanics and turbulence, and condensed subject physics, between others.

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It is often said that the universe consists 99% of plasma. Alfvén used to say that it seems as if only the crust of the Earth is not plasma. In the mid-1960s, this author gave a talk at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm about plasmas in solids (electrons and holes), which Hannes Alfvén himself attended. Among other things, the talk described recent observations of Alfvén waves in such plasmas, and Alfvén said: “Ah, they are here also. ” It was not until the middle of the 20th century that more intensive investigations on Alfvén waves in space and laboratory plasmas began.

Journal of Mathematics and Physics (Name changed to: Studies in Applied Mathematics), 46: 133–139 Bianchi, L. 1902. D. M. 1967. Method for solving the Korteweg–deVries equation. Physical Review Letters, 19: 1095–1097 Hasegawa, A. & Tappert, F. 1973. Transmission of stationary nonlinear optical pulses in dispersive dielectrical fibers. I. Anamolous dispersion. J. & de Vries, F. 1895. On the change of form of long waves advancing in a rectangular canal, and on a new type of long stationary waves. D.

On the change of form of long waves advancing in a rectangular canal, and on a new type of long stationary waves. D. 1968. Integrals of nonlinear equations of evolution and solitary waves. E. B. 1972. Exact theory of two-dimensional self-focusing and one-dimensional selfmodulation of waves in nonlinear media. Soviet Physics, JETP, 34: 62–69 ABLOWITZ–LADIK EQUATION See Discrete nonlinear Schrödinger equations ACOUSTIC SOLITONS See Nonlinear acoustics ACTION POTENTIAL See Nerve impulses ACTION-ANGLE VARIABLES See Hamiltonian systems ACTIVATOR-INHIBITOR SYSTEM See Reaction-diffusion systems ADIABATIC APPROXIMATION See Davydov soliton ADIABATIC INVARIANTS 3 ADIABATIC INVARIANTS Adiabatic invariants, denoted by I , are approximate constants of motion of a given dynamical system (not necessarily Hamiltonian), which are approximately preserved during a process of slow change of the system’s parameters (denoted by λ).

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