Advances In Wave Turbulence, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814366943
  • ISBN-13: 9789814366946
  • DDC: 532.0527
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 296 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Wave or weak turbulence is a branch of science concerned with the evolution of random wave fields of all kinds and on all scales, from waves in galaxies to capillary waves on water surface, from waves in nonlinear optics to quantum fluids. In spite of the enormous diversity of wave fields in nature, there is a common conceptual and mathematical core which allows to describe the processes of random wave interactions within the same conceptual paradigm, and in the same language. The development of this core and its links with the applications is the essence of wave turbulence science (WT) which is an established integral part of nonlinear science.The book comprising seven reviews aims at discussing new challenges in WT and perspectives of its development. A special emphasis is made upon the links between the theory and experiment. Each of the reviews is devoted to a particular field of application (there is no overlap), or a novel approach or idea. The reviews cover a variety of applications of WT, including water waves, optical fibers, WT experiments on a metal plate and observations of astrophysical WT.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Wave Turbulence: A Story Far from Over.
2: Fluctuations of the Energy Flux in Wave Turbulence.
3: Wave Turbulence in Astrophysics.
4: Optical Wave Turbulence.
5: Wave Turbulence in a Thin Elastic Plate: The Sound of the Kolmogorov Spectrum?.
6: Gravity Wave Turbulence in a Large Flume.
7: Towards a New Picture of Wave Turbulence.