Spatio-Temporal Pattern Formation: With Examples from Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science / Edition 1

Spatio-Temporal Pattern Formation: With Examples from Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science / Edition 1

by Daniel Walgraef, D. Walgraef
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387948570

ISBN-13: 9780387948577

Pub. Date: 12/01/1996

Publisher: Springer New York

This book provides an interdisciplinary presentation of the current knowledge of pattern formation in complex system, with sufficiently many details, tools, and concrete examples to be useful for the graduate student or scientist entering this area of research.

Overview

This book provides an interdisciplinary presentation of the current knowledge of pattern formation in complex system, with sufficiently many details, tools, and concrete examples to be useful for the graduate student or scientist entering this area of research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387948577
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Series:
Partially Ordered Systems Series
Edition description:
1997
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Instabilities and Patterns in Hydrodynamical Systems.- Instabilities and Patterns in Reaction-Diffusion Systems.- Generic Aspects of Pattern Forming Instabilities.- The Hopf Bifurcation and Related Spatio-Temporal Patterns.- The Turning Instability and Associated Spatial Structures.- Defects and Defect Bifurcations.- The Effect of External Fields.- Fronts.- Pattern Formation: Generic vs. Non Generic Aspects.- Microstructures in Irradiated Materials.- Plastic Instabilities.

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