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Nonlinear Systems and Their Remarkable Mathematical Structures aims to describe the recent progress in nonlinear differential equations and nonlinear dynamical systems (both continuous and discrete). Written by experts, each chapter is self-contained and aims to clearly illustrate some of the mathematical theories of nonlinear systems. The book should be suitable for some graduate and postgraduate students in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering sciences, as well as for researchers (both pure and applied) interested in nonlinear systems. The common theme throughout the book is on solvable and integrable nonlinear systems of equations and methods/theories that can be applied to analyze those systems. Some applications are also discussed.
The theory of integrable systems studies remarkable equations of mathematical physics which are, in a sense, exactly solvable and possess regular behaviour. Such equations play a fundamental role in applications by providing approximations to various (non-integrable) physical models. Dating back to Newton, Euler and Jacobi, the theory of integrable systems plays nowadays a unifying role in mathematics bringing together algebra, geometry and analysis.
This volume is a collection of invited contributions written by leading experts in the area of integrable dynamical systems and their applications. The content covers a wide range of topics, both classical and relatively recent. It provides a valuable source of information for both experts and the beginners. Various combinations of sections of the book would make excellent self-contained lecture courses.
This book will certainly be a valuable asset to any University library. Written by highly established and actively working researchers, it is quite unique in style due to the breath of the material covered. It will remain a valuable source of information for years to come.
-Evgeny Ferapontov, Loughborough University
The main purpose of the book Mathematica structures of nonlinear systems, first of a series, is to present the most recent and not widely known results on the mathematical tools necessary to construct solutions to nonlinear systems and their applications. All contributions present a long list of updated references which make the volume particularly useful also for beginners. The mathematical structures presented in this volume have universal applications in many fields of nature, a very limited number of which are presented in the final chapter. I found particularly interesting the presentations:
1. On the old problem of the integrability of nonlinear PDEs defined on half-lines by Fokas and Pelloni.
2. On the exact superposition formulae in bilinear form, ready for use, for the construction of sequences of exact solutions of many integrable nonlinear equations by Hu.
3. On the construction of nonlocal recursion operators for local symmetries of supersymmetric nonlinear equations by Kiselev, Krutov and Wolf.
4. On the role of nonlinearity in geostrophic ocean flow and its practical consequences by Constantin and Johnson.
-Decio Levi, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Part A: Nonlinear Integrable Systems
A1. Systems of nonlinearly-coupled differential equations solvable
A2. Integrable nonlinear PDEs on the half-line
A S Fokas and B Pelloni
A3. Detecting discrete integrability: the singularity approach
Grammaticos, A Ramani, R Willox and T Mase
A4. Elementary introduction to discrete soliton equations J Hietarinta
A5. New results on integrability of the Kahan-Hirota-Kimura discretizations
Yu B Suris and M Petrera
Part B: Solution Methods and Solution Structures
B1. Dynamical systems satisfied by special polynomials and related isospectral matrices defined in terms of their zeros
B2. Singularity methods for meromorphic solutions of differential equations
R Conte, T W Ng and C Wu
B3. Pfeiffer-Sato solutions of Buhl's problem and a Lagrange-D'Alembert principle for Heavenly equations
O E Hentosh, Ya A Prykarpatsky, D Blackmore and A Prykarpatski
B4. Superposition formulae for nonlinear integrable equations in bilinear form
X B Hu
B5. Matrix solutions for equations of the AKNS system
B6. Algebraic traveling waves for the generalized KdV-Burgers equation and the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation
Part C: Symmetry Methods for Nonlinear Systems
C1. Nonlocal invariance of the multipotentialisations of the Kupershmidt equation and its higher-order hierarchies
M Euler and N Euler
C2. Geometry of normal forms for dynamical systems
C3. Computing symmetries and recursion operators of evolutionary super-systems using the SsTools environment
A V Kiselev, A O Krutov and T Wolf
C4. Symmetries of It^o stochastic differential equations and their applications R Kozlov
C5. Statistical symmetries of turbulence
M Oberlack, M Wac lawczyk and V Grebenev
Part D: Nonlinear Systems in Applications
D1. Integral transforms and ordinary differential equations of infinite order
A Chavez, H Prado and E G Reyes
D2. The role of nonlinearity in geostrophic ocean flows on a sphere
A Constantin and R S Johnson
D3. Review of results on a system of type many predators - one prey
A V Osipov and G Soderbacka
D4. Ermakov-type systems in nonlinear physics and continuum mechanics
C Rogers and W K Schief