an:01843266
Zbl 1140.35012
Dickey, L. A.
Soliton equations and Hamiltonian systems
EN
Advanced Series in Mathematical Physics 26. Singapore: World Scientific (ISBN 981-238-173-2/hbk). xi, 408~p. (2003).
2010-2801
2003
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35Q51 35-02 37-03 37K40 35Q53 35Q58 37K10
Publisher's description: The theory of soliton equations and integrable systems has developed rapidly during the last 20 years with numerous applications in mechanics and physics. For a long time books in this field have not been written but the flood of papers was overwhelming: many hundreds, maybe thousands of them. All this followed one single work by Gardner, Green, Kruskal, and Mizura about the Korteweg-de Vries equation (KdV) which, had seemed to be merely an unassuming equation of mathematical physics describing waves in shallow water.
This branch of science is attractive because it is one of those which revives the interest in the basic principles of mathematics, a beautiful formula.
See the review of the first edition in Zbl 0753.35075.
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