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Solitary waves in biology

  • A. C. Scott
Conference paper
Part of the Centre de Physique des Houches book series (LHWINTER, volume 2)

Abstract

“Have soliton, will travel (across professional boundaries)” is the caricature that springs to many a biologist’s mind when he or she thinks of the physicists and applied mathematicians who attempt to apply their simple theories from nonlinear dynamics to the teeming world of life. “Don’t they realize,” the biologist wonders, “how complicated living things really are?”

Keywords

Solitary Wave Travel Wave Solution Nerve Impulse Myosin Head Membrane Voltage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. Scott
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematical ModellingTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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