From Pendulum to Waves and Solitons

  • Alexandre T. Filippov
Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC)


Everyone has an intuitive understanding of waves on water. However, from the scientific veiwpoint, these waves are extremely complex objects. For this reason we will first study less known but much simpler waves. In this, we follow Newton who, in his study of the waves of sound, introduced a basic model of waves in chains of particles boudn by springs. Although these waves are only caricatures of the real waves in water, studying them will allow us to understand basic properties of all waves.


Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Basic Property Complex Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandre T. Filippov
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  1. 1.Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical PhysicsJoint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia

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