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Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences

ISSN 1736-7530 (electronic)   ISSN 1736-6046 (print)
Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, series Physics & Mathematics and  Chemistry
Published since 1952

Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences

ISSN 1736-7530 (electronic)   ISSN 1736-6046 (print)
Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, series Physics & Mathematics and  Chemistry
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EDITORIAL. Special issue devoted to the International Conference on Complexity of Nonlinear Waves. Highlights in the research into complexity of nonlinear waves; pp. 61–65

(Full article in PDF format) doi: 10.3176/proc.2010.2.01


Authors

Jüri Engelbrecht, Arkadi Berezovski, Tarmo Soomere

Abstract

We reflect highlights of studies into a variety of phenomena reflecting the complexity of underlying nonlinear pro­cesses in a selection of research disciplines in the Centre of Nonlinear Studies (CENS), presented in the International Conference on Complexity of Nonlinear Waves, 5–7 October 2009, Tallinn, Estonia. We emphasize the similarity of mathematical description of and potential synergy arising from complementary studies in general soliton science, wave propagation in microstructured and functionally graded materials, related inverse problems, issues of nondestructive testing, weak resonant interactions of water waves, wave transformation and run-up, soliton interactions in shallow water, and selected problems of passive scalar turbulence.

Keywords

complexity, nonlinear waves, microstructured medium, nondestructive testing, surface waves, soliton interactions, turbulence.

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