Huygens’ Principle in the Theory of Wave Propagation

  • Vladimir I. Arnold
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We consider space-time M n+1 = B n x ℝ, where B n is “physical space,” and R is the “time axis.” (Most of what follows carries over word for word to the case of the bundle M n+1 → ℝ over the time axis, and a great deal of it also carries over to the case when the role of time is played by a fibration into “isochrones” or even the zeros of a nonclosed differential form “dt” on M.)


Tangent Plane Contact Structure Contact Element Integral Manifold Instantaneous Front 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir I. Arnold
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    • 2
  1. 1.Steklov Mathematical InstituteMoscowRussia
  2. 2.CEREMADEUniversité de Paris-DauphineParis Cedex 16France

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