MODULATIONAL STABILITY OF TWO-PHASE SINE-GORDON WAVETRAINS.

Nicholas Ercolani, M. Gregory Forest, David W. McLaughlin

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Abstract

A modulational stability analysis is presented for real, two-phase sine-Gordon wavetrains. Using recent results on the geometry of these real solutions, an invariant representation in terms of Abelian differentials is derived for the sine-Gordon modulation equations. The theory thus attains the same integrable features of the previously completed KdV and sine-Gordon modulations. The twophase results are as follows: kink-kink trains are stable, while the breather trains and kink-radiation trains are unstable, to modulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-101
Number of pages11
JournalStudies in Applied Mathematics
Volume71
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics

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