WIAS Preprint No. 1031, (2005)

Numerical experiments on the modulation theory for the nonlinear atomic chain


  • Dreyer, Wolfgang
  • Herrmann, Michael

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 34K60 35L65 70F10 74A25 82C21


  • atomic chain, modulation theory, traveling waves, thermodynamic limit


Modulation theory with periodic traveling waves is a powerful, but not rigorous tool to derive a thermodynamic description for the atomic chain. We investigate the validity of this theory by means of several numerical experiments.

Appeared in

  • Phys. D, 237 (2008) pp. 255-282.

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