Contemporary Mathematics 2000; 201 pp; softcover Volume: 263 ISBN10: 0821820710 ISBN13: 9780821820711 List Price: US$60 Member Price: US$48 Order Code: CONM/263
 This volume presents original research papers and expository articles from the conference in honor of Walter A. Strauss's sixtieth birthday held at Brown University in Providence (RI). The book offers a collection of original papers and expository articles mainly devoted to the study of nonlinear wave equations. The articles cover a wide range of topics, including scattering theory, dispersive waves, classical field theory, mathematical fluid dynamics, kinetic theory, stability theory, and variational methods. The book offers a nice crosssection of current trends and research directions in the study of nonlinear wave equations and related topics. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians and physicists interested in partial differential equations. Table of Contents  C. Bardos, J.M. Ghidaglia, and S. Kamvissis  Weak convergence and deterministic approach to turbulent diffusion
 D. Christodoulou  On hyperbolicity
 J. Ginibre and G. Velo  Scattering theory in the energy space for a class of Hartree equations
 R. T. Glassey and J. Schaeffer  The relativistic VlasovMaxwell system in 2D and 2.5D
 M. G. Grillakis  On the wave map problem
 Y. Guo  On the generalized Antonov stability criterion
 T. Kato  On the smoothness of trajectories in incompressible perfect fluids
 C. E. Kenig, G. Ponce, and L. Vega  On the concentration of blow up solutions for the generalized KdV equation critical in \(L^2\)
 P. H. Rabinowitz  Heteroclinics to periodics of different homotopy type on \(\mathbb{T}^2\)
 J. Shatah  Homoclinic orbits and spatiotemporal chaos
 T. C. Sideris  Uniform decay estimates for some hyperbolic equations
 L. Vazquez  The SineGordon and \(\phi^4\) models perturbed with singular potentials
