Nonlinear Structures in Physical Systems

Pattern Formation, Chaos, and Waves Proceedings of the Second Woodward Conference San Jose State University November 17–18, 1989

  • Lui Lam
  • Hedley C. Morris

Part of the Woodward Conference book series (WOODWARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pattern Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. G. Saffman
      Pages 3-10
    3. L. Lam, R. D. Pochy, V. M. Castillo
      Pages 11-31
    4. M. A. Guzman, R. D. Freimuth, P. U. Pendse, M. C. Veinott, L. Lam
      Pages 32-49
    5. P. E. Cladis, J. T. Gleeson, P. L. Finn
      Pages 56-67
    6. W.-J. Rappel
      Pages 68-73
    7. W. Y. Tam
      Pages 87-102
    8. I. M. Suarez, T. J. Hoffman, L. R. Smith IV, J. C. Lam, E. N. La Joie, C. Boekema
      Pages 103-110
  3. Chaos

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. P. Bak, K. Chen
      Pages 113-118
    3. J. P. Crutchfield
      Pages 119-130
  4. Convection and Waves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. C. M. Surko, P. Kolodner
      Pages 147-165
    3. S. D. Meyers, H. L. Swinney
      Pages 166-172
    4. E. Knobloch, M. Silber
      Pages 173-180
    5. A. J. Simon, A. Libchaber
      Pages 181-183
    6. D. D. Holm, Y. Kimura, J. C. Scovel
      Pages 184-191
  5. Nonlinear Structures In Materials

  6. Miscellaneous

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. A. Beldjenna, J. Rudnick, G. Gaspari
      Pages 284-292
    3. A. Garcia, C. Van den Broeck
      Pages 293-298
    4. M. A. Gorman, M. el-Hamdi, K. A. Robbins
      Pages 299-304
    5. R. K. Dodd, H. C. Morris
      Pages 311-320
    6. L. S. Tuckerman
      Pages 321-324
    7. A. L. Kovacs
      Pages 325-330
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 331-331

About these proceedings


Structures in Nature are ubiquitous and fascinating. In natural and mathematical systems nonlinear structures, roughly speaking, are those resulting from nonlinear equations, the investigation of which forms a large and integral part of the new branch of science-the nonlinear science. Like nonlinear science in general, non­ linear structures is a truly interdisciplinary subject which involves physicists, chemists, biologists, material scientists, mathematicians, engineers, etc. In view of the recent rapid developments in this subject and the existence of a converging picture which acts to unify some of the previously considered separate subfields of research, we think it is time to bring together various experts to exchange ideas and share their newest findings. The Second Woodward Confer­ ence afforded us a chance to do exactly this. Accordingly, this second conference in the series was devoted to the subject of Nonlinear Structures in Physical Sys­ tems: Pattern Formation, Chaos and Waves, and was held at San Jose State Uni­ versity on November 17-18, 1989.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lui Lam
    • 1
  • Hedley C. Morris
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSan Jose State UniversitySan JoseUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceSan Jose State UniversitySan JoseUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8013-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3440-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1674
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