Welcome to the homepage for
the course on Solitons,
Time: Tu Th 2:00-3:15
Patience, this page is still
under construction! The construction will go on through most of the
The primary purpose of this page
is to provide links to other pages. These contain information of
various sorts. Some of this will be very useful to students, and some of
it is just here for fun.
The schedule of the lectures as
they are given is now being posted. (click
here) You can enjoy watching to
what extent the course outline is
being closely followed.
The notes for this course are from
lectures of Dick Palais (who is not maybe so incidentally my thesis asvisor)
which he gave in Taiwan. They are titled An
Introduction to Wave Equations and Solitons and can be downloaded.
desciption is available as well. This
will also serve as the first day handout, with information on grades, a
tentative course outline and so forth. Read this if you are
trying to figure out if you want to register for the course.
The details of the grading policy
are available as well. This page will contain a list of possible
topics for seminar presentation.
For fun, a good introduction can be found at the solitons
home page at Herriot-Watt University.....(patience
A list of possible references
in classical mechanics.
THIS IS UP! Note
that Arnold's book on classical mechanics (one of the standard references,
although not my personal favorite), is in the Springer Yellow Sale.
This ends December 31.
The abstract for the Ritt lectures
(accessible from my home page) has a bunch of links on it that I plan to
transfer to this page. You can find it there if you are impatient.
Homework Assignment 1 is available
A list of possible projects is
available. This will be expanded
at the course continues.