Solitary waves in fluid media

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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 ...
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Introduction: Classical nonlinear evolution equations and solitary waves

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Claire David

Abstract

Since the first description by John Scott Russel in 1834, the solitary wave phenomenon has raised lots of interests from scientists. This chapter, which plays the part of an introduction to the book, briefly recalls the history of the solitary wave phenomenon study, and presents classical nonlinear evolution equations.

Affiliation:

Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6 Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, UMR CNRS 7190, Boite courrier n°162 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris, cedex 05, France