A Modern Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Water Wavesby R. S. Johnson, Johnson
Pub. Date: 06/28/2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The theory of water waves has been a source of intriguing and oftendifficult mathematical problems for at least 150 years. This text briefly discusses fluid mechanics. It then considers the classical problems in linear and non-linear water-wave theory, as well as more modern aspects -- problems that give rise to soliton-type equations. Lastly it examines the effects of viscosity. All the mathematical developments are presented in a straightforward manner. Exercises, further reading, and historical notes make this an ideal text for graduate students.
Table of Contents1. Mathematical preliminaries; 2. Some classical problems in water-wave theory; 3. Weakly nonlinear dispersive waves; 4. Slow modulation of dispersive waves; 5. Epilogue.
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