TY - CHAP

T1 - Integrability in action

T2 - Solitons, instability and rogue waves

AU - Degasperis, Antonio

AU - Lombardo, Sara

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.

PY - 2016/9/20

Y1 - 2016/9/20

N2 - Integrable nonlinear equations modeling wave phenomena play an important role in understanding and predicting experimental observations. Indeed, even if approximate, they can capture important nonlinear effects because they can be derived, as amplitude modulation equations, by multiscale perturbation methods from various kind of wave equations, not necessarily integrable, under the assumption of weak dispersion and nonlinearity. Thanks to the mathematical property of being integrable, a number of powerful computational techniques is available to analytically construct special interesting solutions, describing coherent structures such as solitons and rogue waves, or to investigate patterns as those due to shock waves or behaviors caused by instability. This chapter illustrates a selection of these techniques, using first the ubiquitous Nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equation as a prototype integrable model, and moving then to the Vector Nonlinear Schrödinger (VNLS) equation as a natural extension to wave coupling.

AB - Integrable nonlinear equations modeling wave phenomena play an important role in understanding and predicting experimental observations. Indeed, even if approximate, they can capture important nonlinear effects because they can be derived, as amplitude modulation equations, by multiscale perturbation methods from various kind of wave equations, not necessarily integrable, under the assumption of weak dispersion and nonlinearity. Thanks to the mathematical property of being integrable, a number of powerful computational techniques is available to analytically construct special interesting solutions, describing coherent structures such as solitons and rogue waves, or to investigate patterns as those due to shock waves or behaviors caused by instability. This chapter illustrates a selection of these techniques, using first the ubiquitous Nonlinear Schrödinger (NLS) equation as a prototype integrable model, and moving then to the Vector Nonlinear Schrödinger (VNLS) equation as a natural extension to wave coupling.

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U2 - 10.1007/978-3-319-39214-1_2

DO - 10.1007/978-3-319-39214-1_2

M3 - Chapter

AN - SCOPUS:84988632745

SN - 9783319392127

T3 - Lecture Notes in Physics

SP - 23

EP - 53

BT - Rogue and Shock Waves in Nonlinear Dispersive Media

PB - Springer

ER -