Contemporary Mathematics 2005; 213 pp; softcover Volume: 379 ISBN10: 0821833499 ISBN13: 9780821833490 List Price: US$65 Member Price: US$52 Order Code: CONM/379
 Lively discussions and stimulating research were part of a fiveday conference on Mathematical Methods in Nonlinear Wave Propagation sponsored by the NSF and CBMS. This volume is a collection of lectures and papers stemming from that event. Leading experts present dynamical systems and chaos, scattering and spectral theory, nonlinear wave equations, optimal control, optical waveguide design, and numerical simulation. The book is suitable for a diverse audience of mathematical specialists interested in fiber optic communications and other nonlinear phenomena. It is also suitable for engineers and other scientists interested in the mathematics of nonlinear wave propagation. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in nonlinear waves and applications to nonlinear optics. Table of Contents  R. E. Mickens  An introduction to wave equations
 M. Klaus  On the ZakharovShabat eigenvalue problem
 T. Aktosun  Solitons and inverse scattering transform
 J. Yang  A tailmatching method for the linear stability of multivectorsoliton bound states
 R. H. Goodman, R. E. Slusher, M. I. Weinstein, and M. Klaus  Trapping light with grating defects
 B. N. Borah  Thermoelasticplastic transition
 A. B. Smirnova  Regularized quasiNewton method with continuous inversion of \(F'+\varepsilon I\) for monotone illposed operator equations
 W. Huang  Transition layers for a singularly perturbed neutral delay differential equation
 C. Y. Loh  Nonlinear aeroacoustics computations by the CE/SE method
 S. C. Chang, A. Himansu, C. Y. Loh, X. Y. Wang, and S. T. Yu  Robust and simple nonreflecting boundary conditions for the Euler equationsA new approach based on the spacetime CE/SE method
 G. Tang, D. Clemence, C. Jackson, Q. Lin, and V. Burbach  Physical and numerical modeling of seismic wave propagation
