The study of nonlinear waves has exploded due to the combination of analysis and computations, since the discovery of the famous recurrence phenomenon on a chain of nonlinearly coupled oscillators by Fermi-Pasta-Ulam fifty years ago. More than the discovery of new integrable equations, it is the universality and robustness of the main models with respect to perturbations that developped the field. This is true for both continuous and discrete equations. In this volume we keep this broad view and draw new perspectives for nonlinear waves in complex systems. In particular we address energy flow in Fourier space and equipartition, the role of inhomogeneities and complex geometry and the importance of coupled systems.
|Journal||European Physical Journal. Special Topics|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Nonlinear dynamics
- Complex systems