Non-linear Waves

nonlwaveThis project concerns deriving equations that govern the propagation of waves on water, then solving them. These equations have two well-known solutions, the solitary wave (or soliton) and cnoidal waves. Some of the mathematics is quite involved but the satisfaction comes in being able to describe known observable wave phenomena. There is some opportunity for using numerical techniques but this is primarily a theoretical project

Supervisor: Prof Phil Dyke

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