Skip to content
Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist
A Modern Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Water Waves

A Modern Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Water Waves

$69.00

Part of Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics

  • Date Published: October 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521598323

$69.00
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • For over a hundred years, the theory of water waves has been a source of intriguing and often difficult mathematical problems. Virtually every classical mathematical technique appears somewhere within its confines. Beginning with the introduction of the appropriate equations of fluid mechanics, the opening chapters of this text consider the classical problems in linear and nonlinear water-wave theory. This sets the stage for a study of more modern aspects, problems that give rise to soliton-type equations. The book closes with an introduction to the effects of viscosity. All the mathematical developments are presented in the most straightforward manner, with worked examples and simple cases carefully explained. Exercises, further reading, and historical notes on some of the important characters in the field round off the book and make this an ideal text for a beginning graduate course on water waves.

    • Existing Press author
    • Practical, applicable mathematics
    • Includes many worked examples, exercises and historical notes
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "...reasonably priced, and it is one of the best books available on the subject. With suitable supplements by the instructor, it could serve as a very readable text for an interesting course on the modern theory of water waves." Mathematical Reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521598323
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 68 b/w illus. 249 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Mathematical preliminaries
    2. Some classical problems in water-wave theory
    3. Weakly nonlinear dispersive waves
    4. Slow modulation of dispersive waves
    5. Epilogue.

  • Author

    R. S. Johnson, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

© Cambridge University Press 2014

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×