Nonlinear Structures in Physical Systems: Pattern Formation, Chaos, and Waves Proceedings of the Second Woodward Conference San Jose State University November 17–18, 1989

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Lui Lam, Hedley C. Morris
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 331 pages
Structures in Nature are ubiquitous and fascinating. In natural and mathematical systems nonlinear structures, roughly speaking, are those resulting from nonlinear equations, the investigation of which forms a large and integral part of the new branch of science-the nonlinear science. Like nonlinear science in general, non linear structures is a truly interdisciplinary subject which involves physicists, chemists, biologists, material scientists, mathematicians, engineers, etc. In view of the recent rapid developments in this subject and the existence of a converging picture which acts to unify some of the previously considered separate subfields of research, we think it is time to bring together various experts to exchange ideas and share their newest findings. The Second Woodward Confer ence afforded us a chance to do exactly this. Accordingly, this second conference in the series was devoted to the subject of Nonlinear Structures in Physical Sys tems: Pattern Formation, Chaos and Waves, and was held at San Jose State Uni versity on November 17-18, 1989.
 

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Contents

Bubbles and Fingers in HeleShaw Cells
3
Experiments on Electrodeposit Patterns
32
Alloy Solidification as a Nonequilibrium PatternForming System
50
Patterns in Directional Solidification
68
Pattern Formation in Chemical Systems
87
A Computational Study
103
Information and Its Metric
119
Theory
135
Dynamics of Cellular Magnetic Domain Patterns
214
Fractal Structure in Physical Space in the Dispersal of Particles
223
SelfAssembly and Diffusion in Chain Molecules Including First
232
Dynamics and Macroscopic Rigidity in Glassy ThinFilms
247
Growth and Erosion of Thin Solid Films
253
SlaveBoson
261
Persistence of Nonlinear Structures in Plasmas
273
The Shapes of Random Walks with Fixed EndtoEnd Distance
284

A Laboratory Study of PlanetaryType Jets in a Rotating Annulus
166
Dynamics of A Moving NematicIsotropic Interface
181
A CoupledMap Lattice for Simulating Waves in Excitable Media
192
Nonlinear Dynamics of Domain Walls and Vortices in Two
199
Nonlinear Polymer Diffusion with Interchange Reactions
293
Dynamics of Premixed Flames
299
Bifurcation Analysis of the Eckhaus Instability
321
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