Pattern formation : an introduction to methods [E-Book] / Rebecca B. Hoyle.
Hoyle, Rebecca B., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
1 online resource (x, 422 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • What are natural patterns?
  • A bit of bifurcation theory
  • A bit of group theory
  • Bifurcations with symmetry
  • Simple lattice patterns
  • Superlattices, hidden symmetries and other complications
  • Spatial modulation and envelope equations
  • Instabilities of stripes and travelling plane waves
  • More instabilities of patterns
  • Spirals, defects and spiral defect chaos
  • Large-aspect-ratio systems and the Cross-Newell equation.