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Series 
Progress in Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications ; 60 

Progress in nonlinear differential equations and their applications ; 60

Note 
Travelling waves are observed in many natural processes, ranging from the spread of diseases to the combustion of fuels. The book is concerned with characterizing such waves in phenomena described by a nonlinear diffusionconvectionreaction equation. The technique employed is new and can be briefly described as an integral or integrated approach to phaseplane analysis. It leads to results which were so far unobtainable, including the effects of degenerate diffusion and nonlinear convection, or are much sharper than those obtained previously. Applications are taken from the evolution of biological populations, diffusion of oxygen in tissue, heat transfer, thermal convection, combustion, flow in porous media, hydrology, soilmoisture flow, boundary layer theory, foam drainage, viscous fluid flow, turbulent fluid flow, the motion of plasma particles in a magnetic field, solar prominences, crystal growth, reaction chemistry, quenching, and other fields. In this way, the book brings together and improves a large number of results which have been obtained piecemeal in many different scientific disciplines. It provides a reference work for applications of nonlinear diffusion, convection and reaction, and gives a stateoftheart survey of the study of the occurrence of travelling waves in such applications 
Link 
Print version: 9783034896382

Subject 
Mathematics


Differential equations, Partial


Genetics  Mathematics


Physiology  Mathematics


Electronic books

Alt Author 
Kersner, Robert

