Introduction to the Discrete Self-Trapping Equation

  • J. C. Eilbeck
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 243)


The discrete self-trapping (DST) equation models a coupled system of classical or quantum anharmonic oscillators. In this paper we review the physical motivations for this model, and describe some of the known solutions of the equation. The aim of this paper is to provide a basic introduction to other contributions to this volume covering recent results on the DST equation and its applications.


Stationary Solution Jacobian Elliptic Function Couple Waveguide Single Soliton Dime Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Eilbeck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghScotland

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