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.
- Phys. D, 237 (2008) pp. 255-282.