Nonlinear Waves (MAGIC021)
These lectures will begin on Wednesday February 1, and then continue as scheduled. Due to late start, extra lectures have been timetabled for Fridays, MAGIC weeks 6 - 9, as follows: 24 Feb (13.00 - 14.00) 2 March (13.00 - 14.00) 9 March (13.00 - 15.00) - 2 lectures 16 March (13.00 - 15.00) - 2 lectures. There will be no lectures in MAGIC week 10.
This course is part of the MAGIC core.Description
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the major ideas and techniques in the nonlinear wave theory (see the Syllabus).Semester
Spring 2012 (Monday, January 16 to Friday, March 23)Timetable
No prerequisites information is available yet.
MAGIC 021: Nonlinear Waves (20 hours)
Lecturers: R.H.J. Grimshaw, G.A. El, K.R. Khusnutdinova
 Whitham, G.B. 1974 Linear and Nonlinear Waves, Wiley, New York.
 Ablowitz, M.J. & Segur, H. 1981 Solitons and the Inverse Scattering Transform, SIAM.
 Dodd, R.K., Eilbeck, J.C., Gibbon, J.D. & Morris, H.C. 1982 Solitons and Nonlinear Waves Equations, Academic Press, Inc.
 Novikov, S.P., Manakov, S.V., Pitaevskii, L.P. & Zakharov, V.E. 1984 The Theory of Solitons: The Inverse Scattering Method, Consultants, New York.
 Newell, A.C. 1985 Solitons in Mathematics and Physics, SIAM.
 Drazin, P.G. & Johnson R.S. 1989 Solitons: an Introduction, Cambridge University Press,
 Scott, A. 1999 Nonlinear Science: Emergence and Dynamics of Coherent Structures, Oxford University Press Inc., New York.
 Kamchatnov, A.M. 2000 Nonlinear Periodic Waves and Their Modulations-An Introductory Course, World Scientific, Singapore.
 Kivshar, Y.S., Agrawal, G. 2003 Optical Solitons: From Fibers to Photonic Crystals, Elsevier Science, USA.
 Braun, O.M., Kivshar, Y.S. 2004 The Frenkel-Kontorova model. Concepts, methods, and applications. Springer, Berlin.
 Grimshaw, R. (ed.). 2005 Nonlinear Waves in Fluids: Recent Advances and Modern Applications. CISM Courses and Lectures, No. 483, Springer, Wien, New York.
 Grimshaw, R. (ed.) 2007 Solitary Waves in Fluids. Advances in Fluid Mechanics, Vol 47, WIT Press, UK.
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Assessment for this course will be through a single take-home exam. The exam paper will be put online towards the end of the course (23 March). The deadline for completion will be 22 April. To pass the exam one is required to complete at least 4 out of 6 questions and to obtain at least 50%.
MAGIC021 EXAM 2012
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