01974nam a22003498a 4500001001600000003000700016005001700023006001900040007001500059008004100074020002600115020003000141040002400171050002200195082001800217100002800235245003000263260005200293264005200345300005900397336002600456337002600482338003600508490006200544500007300606520077300679650001301452776003501465786001401500830006301514856004701577CR9780511662843UkCbUP20160624102259.0m|||||o||d||||||||cr||||||||||||091215s1983||||enk s ||1 0|eng|d a9780511662843 (ebook) z9780521274227 (paperback) aUkCbUPcUkCbUPerda00aQA927 b.D69 198300a532/.05932191 aDrazin, P. G.,eauthor.10aSolitons /cP. G. Drazin. 1aCambridge :bCambridge University Press,c1983. 1aCambridge :bCambridge University Press,c1983. a1 online resource (148 pages) :bdigital, PDF file(s). atextbtxt2rdacontent acomputerbc2rdamedia aonline resourcebcr2rdacarrier0 aLondon Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series ;vno. 85 aTitle from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 16 Oct 2015). aA 'soliton' is a localized nonlinear wave of permanent form which may interact strongly with other solitons so that when they separate after the interaction they regain their original forms. This textbook is an account of the theory of solitons and of the diverse applications of the theory to nonlinear systems arising in the physical sciences. The essence of the book is an introduction to the method of inverse scattering. Solitary waves, cnoidal waves, conservation laws, the initial-value problem for the Korteweg-de Vries equation, the Lax method, the sine-Gordon equation and Backlund transformations are treated. The book will be useful for research workers who wish to learn about solitons as well as graduate students in mathematics, physics and engineering. 0aSolitons08iPrint version: z9780521274227 dCambridge 0aLondon Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series ;vno. 85.40uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511662843