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01 Jan 1992-
Abstract: Introduction.- The Helmholtz Equation.- Direct Acoustic Obstacle Scattering.- III-Posed Problems.- Inverse Acoustic Obstacle Scattering.- The Maxwell Equations.- Inverse Electromagnetic Obstacle Scattering.- Acoustic Waves in an Inhomogeneous Medium.- Electromagnetic Waves in an Inhomogeneous Medium.- The Inverse Medium Problem.-References.- Index

4,762 citations

31 Jan 1992-
Abstract: Solitons have been of considerable interest to mathematicians since their discovery by Kruskal and Zabusky. This book brings together several aspects of soliton theory currently only available in research papers. Emphasis is given to the multi-dimensional problems arising and includes inverse scattering in multi-dimensions, integrable nonlinear evolution equations in multi-dimensions and the ∂ method. Thus, this book will be a valuable addition to the growing literature in the area and essential reading for all researchers in the field of soliton theory.

3,975 citations

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Abstract: A method for solving the initial-value problem of the Korteweg-deVries equation is presented which is applicable to initial data that approach a constant sufficiently rapidly as $|x|\ensuremath{\rightarrow}\ensuremath{\infty}$. The method can be used to predict exactly the "solitons," or solitary waves, which emerge from arbitrary initial conditions. Solutions that describe any finite number of solitons in interaction can be expressed in closed form.

3,602 citations

01 Dec 1981-
Abstract: : Under appropriate conditions, ocean waves may be modeled by certain nonlinear evolution equations that admit soliton solutions and can be solved exactly by the inverse scattering transform (IST). The theory of these special equations is developed in five lectures. As physical models, these equations typically govern the evolution of narrow-band packets of small amplitude waves on a long (post-linear) time scale. This is demonstrated in Lecture I, using the Korteweg-deVries equation as an example. Lectures II and III develop the theory of IST on the infinite interval. The close connection of aspects of this theory to Fourier analysis, to canonical transformations of Hamiltonian systems, and to the theory of analytic functions is established. Typical solutions, including solitons and radiation, are discussed as well. With periodic boundary conditions, the Korteweg-deVries equation exhibits recurrence, as discussed in Lecture IV. The fifth lecture emphasizes the deep connection between evolution equations solvable by IST and Painleve transcendents, with an application to the Lorenz model.

3,256 citations

30 Sep 1992-
Abstract: In 1882 Darboux proposed a systematic algebraic approach to the solution of the linear Sturm-Liouville problem. In this book, the authors develop Darboux's idea to solve linear and nonlinear partial differential equations arising in soliton theory: the non-stationary linear Schrodinger equation, Korteweg-de Vries and Kadomtsev-Petviashvili equations, the Davey Stewartson system, Sine-Gordon and nonlinear Schrodinger equations 1+1 and 2+1 Toda lattice equations, and many others. By using the Darboux transformation, the authors construct and examine the asymptotic behaviour of multisoliton solutions interacting with an arbitrary background. In particular, the approach is useful in systems where an analysis based on the inverse scattering transform is more difficult. The approach involves rather elementary tools of analysis and linear algebra so that it will be useful not only for experimentalists and specialists in soliton theory, but also for beginners with a grasp of these subjects.

2,763 citations

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