Home Page of MA598W, Fall 2003

Mathematical Modeling of Nonlinear Waves

(last updated on Nov. 7)

Instructor: Dr. Min Chen

TR: 1:30-2:45, REC 114

Office: MATH 818
Office Hours: T 3:00-5:00pm
or by appointment;
Phone: 41964
E-mail: chen@math.purdue.edu

Course Web Pages:


Text Books:

[1] Class note at http://www.math.purdue.edu/~chen/bona-note.pdf

[2] Introduction to Vector Analysis by Harry F. Davis & Arthur David Snider, Wm C. Brown Publisher, ISBN: 0-697-05921-9 (reference).

[3] Hydrodynamics by Horace Lamb, Dover Publisher, ISBN: 0-486-60256-7 (reference).

[4] Linear and Nonlinear Waves by G.B.Whitham, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 0-471-94090-9 (reference).

[5] Soliton: an introduction by P. G. Drazin & R. S. Johnson, Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0-521 33655 4 (reference).


Homeworks and projects will be assigned and collected.

Grading Policy:

Your course grade will be determined from attendance record, homework scores and final presentation.

Other interesting sites:

Diane Henderson's wave tank experiments

Phase, Group, and Signal Velocity

Animation of group velocity

Last modified August 25, 2003 by Min Chen.