Dissipative Solitons: From Optics to Biology and Medicine

The dissipative soliton concept is a fundamental extension of the concept of  solitons in conservative and integrable systems. It includes ideas from three major sources, namely standard soliton theory developed since the 1960s, nonlinear dynami

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N. Akhmediev A. Ankiewicz (Eds.)

Dissipative Solitons: From Optics to Biology and Medicine


Nail Akhmediev Australian National University Optical Sciences Center Canberra ACT 0200 Australia [email protected]

Adrian Ankiewicz Australian National University Optical Sciences Center Canberra ACT 0200 Australia [email protected]

Akhmediev, N., Ankiewicz, A.(Eds.), Dissipative Solitons: From Optics to Biology and Medicine, Lect. Notes Phys. 751 (Springer, Berlin Heidelberg 2008), DOI 10.1007/ 978-3-540-78217-9

ISBN: 978-3-540-78216-2

e-ISBN: 978-3-540-78217-9

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