Nonlinear Wave Equations
by Heinz-Jürgen Schmidt
Publisher: University of Osnabrück 2003
Number of pages: 78
What are the physical origins of nonlinearity? We will have to give different answers depending on the case under consideration. This text aims at providing a general physical background rather than dealing with the details of the various projects.
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