Course co-ordinator(s): Dr Anastasia Doikou (Edinburgh).
Solitons are localized travelling wave packets that maintain their shapes as they travel, and emerge unaltered after interacting with each other. Due to this “particle like” nature solitons are of mathematical significance and have a plethora of realistic applications including optical fibres, water wave & tsunami formation, Bose Einstein condensates and chemical reactions among others.
Pre-requisites: Please see prerequisites under UG students Useful Links on the right hand side.
Further information: Syllabus, Number of lectures, Assessment, Learning Outcomes.
SCQF Level: 11.