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Proceedings of the Summer Seminar held in Boulder, Colorado, 1960. Lectures in Applied Mathematics. Volume 15. Nonlinear Wave Motion.,
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The nineteen-sixties produced some major advances in the mathematical description of and our understanding of nonlinear wave propagation phenomena. Of particular significance were the methods of Whitham for describing the slow temporal and spatial modulation of fully nonlinear dispersive waves and of Gardner, Greene, Kruskal and Miura for finding the initial value solution to the Korteweg-de Vries equation. It was the purpose of this seminar to explore these and related theories and to exchange ideas about the most fruitful avenues of investigation for the immediate future.
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