Nonlinear Diffusive Waves by P. L. SachdevNonlinear Diffusive Waves by P. L. Sachdev

Nonlinear Diffusive Waves

byP. L. Sachdev

Paperback | January 8, 2009

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This monograph deals with Burgers' equation and its generalisations. Such equations describe a wide variety of nonlinear diffusive phenomena, for instance, in nonlinear acoustics, laser physics, plasmas and atmospheric physics. The Burgers equation also has mathematical interest as a canonical nonlinear parabolic differential equation that can be exactly linearised. It is closely related to equations that display soliton behaviour and its study has helped elucidate other such nonlinear behaviour. The approach adopted here is applied mathematical. The author discusses fully the mathematical properties of standard nonlinear diffusion equations, and contrasts them with those of Burgers' equation. Of particular mathematical interest is the treatment of self-similar solutions as intermediate asymptotics for a large class of initial value problems whose solutions evolve into self-similar forms. This is achieved both analytically and numerically.
Title:Nonlinear Diffusive WavesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:January 8, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521093031

ISBN - 13:9780521093033


Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview; 2. The Burgers Equation; 3. Generalised Burgers Equations; 4. Self-similar Solutions as Intermediate Asymptotics for Nonlinear Diffusion Equations; 5. Numerical solution of Nonlinear Diffusion Equation.