By A. Bishop (auth.), Professor Dr. Giorgio Benedek, Professor Dr. Heinz Bilz, Dr. Roland Zeyher (eds.)
The research of the houses of nonlinear platforms is among the quickly deve loping components of physics. In condensed topic physics this 'terra incognita' is approached from a variety of beginning issues resembling part transitions and renormali zation crew thought, nonlinear versions, statistical mechanics and others. The learn of the mutual interrelations of those disciplines is necessary in constructing uni fying tools and types in the direction of a greater knowing of nonlinear platforms. the current publication collects the lectures and seminars introduced on the workshop on "Statics and Dynamics of Nonlinear platforms" held on the Centre for medical tradition "Ettore Majorana·" in Erice;· Italy, July 1 to eleven, 1983, within the framework of the overseas college of fabrics technological know-how and expertise. specialists and younger researchers got here jointly to debate nonlinear phenomena in condensed subject physics. The ebook is split into 5 components, every one half containing a number of common artic les introducing the topic, by means of comparable really good papers. the 1st half bargains with uncomplicated houses of nonlinear structures together with an creation to the final theoretical equipment. Contrfbutions to the nonlinear points of section transitions are amassed within the moment half. within the 3rd half homes of incommensurate platforms are mentioned. the following, competing interactions result in charge-density waves, soliton lattices and different advanced buildings. one other element of certain curiosity, illustrated within the fourth half, is the 'chaotic' be havior of assorted platforms resembling Josephson junctions and discrete lattices.
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The linear excitations of the GS areOth~ unperturbed phonons with frequencies Wq given by W 2 = W 2 + c 2q2 (25) q 0 and a branch of zero-frequency pseudospin modes. A static kink solution is given by Q(x) ±Q [1 - e- Klxl ] sign x o sex) ±so sign x (26a) (26b) with energy E t = Q 2/K, where K2= W 2/C 2 • It is actually straightforward to constru8t mul tikink solu~ions for an arbi tr"ary number n of kinks and antikinks They are characterized by n pseudospin flips at positions Xv where where < x t < ...
T), j=l,2 •••• ,n, and the prime in the sum indicates, of course,that t~e slngular term with k=j must be omitted. These equations may be interpreted as Newton's equations for n particles on the line,whose positions are given by the coordinates Xj(t); note that the model accomodates a braking term (if E~O), a constant external force (if Bo~O), a Hooke force (if Bl~O), and a fairly general contribution that might be interpreted as due to two-body "velocity-dependent" forces. These examples, and some others that can be treated by techniques analogous to those that solve these problems, all belong to the class of completely integrable hamiltonian systems.