Waves Called Solitons

Concepts and Experiments

  • Michel¬†Remoissenet

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 313-335

About this book


Written for an interdisciplinary readership of physicists, engineers, and chemists, this book is a practical guide to the fascinating world of solitons. These waves of large amplitude propagate over long distances without dispersing and therefore show one of the most striking aspects of nonlinearity. The author addresses students, practitioners, and researchers, approaching the subject from the standpoint of applications in optics, hydrodynamics, and electrical and chemical engineering. The book also encourages the readers to perform their own experiments. Since the printing of the second edition of this book, there has been a large growth in the literature on nonlinear waves and so has the wide applicability of the subject to the physical, chemical and biological sciences. Accordingly, this third edition has been thoroughly revised. Some of the topics are brought up to date with pertinent references. Furthermore, the book now includes a completely new chapter on solitary waves in diffuse systems.


chemical engineering dynamics energy optics pressure signal processing

Authors and affiliations

  • Michel¬†Remoissenet
    • 1
  1. 1.Fac. des Sciences and Techniques, Laboratoire de PhysiqueUniversité de BourgogneDijon CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08519-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03790-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-2674
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