Instabilities and fronts in extended systems

  title={Instabilities and fronts in extended systems},
  author={P. Collet and Jean-Pierre Eckmann and Klaus Kirchg{\"a}ssner},
The physics of extended systems is a topic of great interest for the experimentalist and the theoretician alike. There exists a large literature on this subject in which solutions, bifurcations, fronts, and the dynamical stability of these objects are discussed. To the uninitiated reader, the theoretical methods that lead to the various results often seem somewhat ad hoc, and it is not clear how to generalize them to the nextthat is, not yet solvedproblem. In an introduction to the subject of… 
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