Solitons - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444870025, 9780444598295

Solitons, Volume 17

1st Edition

Editors: S.E. Trullinger V.E. Zakharov V.L. Pokrovsky
eBook ISBN: 9780444598295
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 1st December 1986
Tax/VAT will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT (GST)
Price includes VAT (GST)

Easy - Download and start reading immediately. There’s no activation process to access eBooks; all eBooks are fully searchable, and enabled for copying, pasting, and printing.

Flexible - Read on multiple operating systems and devices. Easily read eBooks on smart phones, computers, or any eBook readers, including Kindle.

Open - Buy once, receive and download all available eBook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (for Kindle).

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Solitons in biology (A.S. Davydov). 2. Experimental observation of a Davydov-like soliton (A.C. Scott). 3. Thermodynamics of two-dimensional soliton systems (V.L. Pokrovsky, A.L. Talapov and P. Bak). 4. Spin dynamics of Heisenberg chains (T. Schneider and E. Stoll). 5. Solitons and nonlinear phenomena in parametrically excited spin waves (V.S. L'vov). 6. Soliton model of polyacetylene (S. Kivelson). 7. Classical statistical mechanics of lattice dynamic model systems (T. Schneider). 8. Solitons in superfluid 3He (K. Maki). 9. Solitons in Josephson transmission lines (N.F. Pedersen). 10. Soliton stability (V.E. Zakharov, E.A. Kuznetsov and A.M. Rubenchik). 11. Dynamical and topological solitons in ferromagnets and antiferromagnets (A.M. Kosevich). 12. Solitons and surface diffusion (I.F. Lyuksyutov, A.G. Naumovets and Yu. S. Vedula). 13. Integrable magnetic models (A.V. Mikhailov). 14. Solitons in charge and spin density wave systems (B. Horovitz). 15. Solitons on the Toda lattice: thermodynamical and quantum-mechanical aspects (F.G. Mertens and H. Büttner). 16. Nonlinear effects in low-dimensional magnets (M. Steiner and A.R. Bishop). Author index. Subject index. Cumulative index.


In the twenty years since Zabusky and Kruskal coined the term ``soliton'', this concept changed the outlook on certain types of nonlinear phenomena and found its way into all branches of physics. The present volume deals with a great variety of applications of the new concept in condensed-matter physics, which is particularly reached in experimentally observable occurrences. The presentation is not centred around the mathematical aspects; the emphasis is on the physical nature of the nonlinear phenomena occurring in particular situations.

With its emphasis on concrete, mostly experimentally verifiable cases, ``Solitons'' constitutes a very readable and instructive introduction to the subject as well as an up-to-date account of current developments in a field of research reaching maturity.


© North Holland 1986
North Holland
eBook ISBN:

About the Editors

S.E. Trullinger Editor

V.E. Zakharov Editor

V.L. Pokrovsky Editor