|Author(s)||Clarkson, P.A. (ed.)|
|Title||Applications of analytic and geometric methods to nonlinear differential equations|
|Publisher||Kluwer Acad. Publishers|
|Year of publication||1993|
|Reviewed by||Balan Vladimir|
The book represents the Proceedings of the Advanced Research Workshop held on the St. Luke's Campus at the University of Exeter, U.K., in July 1992 and contains 42 lectures; it is structured into 4 chapters, and covers a large palette of topics within the context of integrable and near-integrable systems and their applications.
The first chapter is concerned with reductions of Self-dual Yang-Mills equations and twistor theory; the second deals with soliton theory and near-integrable equations; the last two chapters contain applications of Painleve analysis and symmetries of nonlinear partial differential equations. The lectures include diagrams, graphics, tables and lists of references; also, the volume contains the lists of participants and contributors, an index of contributors, an author index and a subject index.
The level is advanced; the book should be of major interest to mathematics researchers involved with geometric and analytical aspects of integrable and near-integrable systemic It represents a good investment for specialists in the area and for libraries.