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Lectures on the Theory of Water Waves


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Thomas J. Bridges, Mark D. Groves, David P. Nicholls, Benjamin F. Akers, Athanassios S. Fokas, Konstantinos Kalimeris, Guido Schneider, David M. Ambrose, Sijue Wu, André Nachbin, Onno Bokhove, Anna Kalogirou
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  • Date Published: February 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107565562

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  • In the summer of 2014 leading experts in the theory of water waves gathered at the Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge for four weeks of research interaction. A cross-section of those experts was invited to give introductory-level talks on active topics. This book is a compilation of those talks and illustrates the diversity, intensity, and progress of current research in this area. The key themes that emerge are numerical methods for analysis, stability and simulation of water waves, transform methods, rigorous analysis of model equations, three-dimensionality of water waves, variational principles, shallow water hydrodynamics, the role of deterministic and random bottom topography, and modulation equations. This book is an ideal introduction for PhD students and researchers looking for a research project. It may also be used as a supplementary text for advanced courses in mathematics or fluid dynamics.

    • Captures the current state of the art in the theory of water waves
    • Aimed at students and young researchers entering the field
    • Includes contributions from a range of experts to represent the diversity of current research
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    'In 2014, there was a special four-week programme on water waves at the Isaac Newton Institute for mathematical Sciences in Cambridge. A large group of experts gathered together to look at the state of the art and to develop a strategy for future directions of research … This is not an introductory text, in that it really requires some serious background from e.g. an undergraduate degree programme … However, it should provide an excellent overview for those keen to move into the field and would therefore be a good introduction for Ph.D. students, as well as being good for specialists wishing to widen their expertise … This would have been a stimulating and rewarding programme to have attended, and these papers give a very useful resource summarising the current state of this research area - one which is likely to prove interesting, demanding and probably elusive for a long time to come!' Frank Berkshire, Contemporary Physics

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    • Date Published: February 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107565562
    • length: 298 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Thomas J. Bridges, Mark D. Groves and David P. Nicholls
    1. High-Order Perturbation of Surfaces (HOPS) Short Course – boundary value problems David P. Nicholls
    2. HOPS Short Course – traveling water waves Benjamin F. Akers
    3. High-Order Perturbation of Surfaces (HOPS) Short Course – analyticity theory David P. Nicholls
    4. HOPS Short Course – stability of travelling water waves Benjamin F. Akers
    5. A novel non-local formulation of water waves Athanassios S. Fokas and Konstantinos Kalimeris
    6. The dimension-breaking route to three-dimensional solitary gravity-capillary water waves Mark D. Groves
    7. Validity and non-validity of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation as a model for water waves Guido Schneider
    8. Vortex sheet formulations and initial value problems: analysis and computing David M. Ambrose
    9. Wellposedness and singularities of the water wave equations Sijue Wu
    10. Conformal mapping and complex topographies André Nachbin
    11. Variational water wave modelling: from continuum to experiment Onno Bokhove and Anna Kalogirou
    12. Symmetry, modulation and nonlinear waves Thomas J. Bridges.

  • Editors

    Thomas J. Bridges, University of Surrey
    Thomas J. Bridges has been researching water waves for over 25 years, with contributions in the areas of shallow water hydrodynamics, breaking waves, resonances, instabilities, Hamiltonian structures, solitary waves, and sloshing. He is currently Professor of Mathematics at the University of Surrey, has over 130 published papers, and is leader of the EPSRC-supported project on modelling water wave energy converters.

    Mark D. Groves, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany
    Mark D. Groves has been researching the theory of water waves for over 20 years. He is currently Professor at the University of Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany. His principal contributions have been in the areas of dimension breaking, Hamiltonian structures, spatial dynamics, and the applications of dynamical systems theory and nonlinear functional analysis to the problem of water waves.

    David P. Nicholls, University of Illinois, Chicago
    David P. Nicholls has studied water waves, electromagnetic and acoustic wave propagation, and high-order spectral methods for the past 20 years. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He has over 60 published papers and has received continuous support from the NSF, DOE, and industry.


    Thomas J. Bridges, Mark D. Groves, David P. Nicholls, Benjamin F. Akers, Athanassios S. Fokas, Konstantinos Kalimeris, Guido Schneider, David M. Ambrose, Sijue Wu, André Nachbin, Onno Bokhove, Anna Kalogirou

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