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1st Edition

Ray Methods for Nonlinear Waves in Fluids and Plasmas

ISBN 9780367449940
Published December 2, 2019 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
264 Pages

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Book Description

Presents in a systematic and unified manner the ray method, in its various forms, for studying nonlinear wave propagation in situations of physical interest, essentially fluid dynamics and plasma physics.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Physical Framework 2. Introductory Concepts for Wave Motions 3. Ray Methods for Linear Waves 4. Ray Methods for Nonlinear Hyperbolic Waves 5. Ray Method for the Propagation of Discontinuities 6. Generalized Wavefront Expansion for Weak Shocks 7. Small Time Analysis and Shock Stability 8. Ray Methods for Nonlinear Dispersive Waves 9. Ray Methods for Nonlinear Dissipative Waves 10. Interaction of Dispersive Waves 11. Interaction of Hyperbolic Waves

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Anile, Marcelo; Pantano, P; Russo, G; Hunter, J