Editors: Claire David, Zhaosheng Feng

Solitary Waves in Fluid Media

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-702-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-140-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2010
DOI: 10.2174/97816080514031100101


Since the first description by John Scott Russel in 1834, the solitary wave phenomenon has attracted considerable interests from scientists. The most interesting discovery since then has been the ability to integrate most of the nonlinear wave equations which govern solitary waves, from the Korteweg-de Vries equation to the nonlinear Schrödinger equation, in the 1960's. From that moment, a huge amount of theoretical works can be found on solitary waves. Due to the fact that many physical phenomena can be described by a soliton model, applications have followed each other, in telecommunications first, where the propagation of solitons in fiber optics helps in increasing transmission capacity, thanks to their inherent stability, which make long-distance transmission possible without the use of repeaters.

The aim of this book is to present a state of the art theoretical study of solitary waves. Prominent actual works on solitary waves are described.


Claire David
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Zhaosheng Feng
University of Texas - Pan America

Associate Professor Paul Bracken
University of Texas-Pan American

Associate Professor Claire David
Universit´e Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6

Professor Qingguo Meng
Department of Mechanics
Tianjin University of Technology and Education
Tianjin , 300222

Professor Laurent Di Menza
Universit´e de Reims

Professor Jibin Li
Zhejiang Normal University and Kunming University of Science and Technology

Professor Shujuan Lu
Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
P. R. China


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