Coherent structures and entropy in constrained, modulationally unstable, nonintegrable systems

Benno Rumpf, Alan C Newell

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Abstract

Many studies have shown that nonintegrable systems with modulational instabilities constrained by more than one conservation law exhibit universal long time behavior involving large coherent structures in a sea of small fluctuations. We show how this behavior can be explained in detail by simple thermodynamic arguments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54102-1-54102-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume87
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 30 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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