Introduction to Classical Integrable Systems (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics) (Hardcover)
Cambridge University Press, 9780521822671, 616pp.
Publication Date: April 17, 2003
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Introducing the reader to classical integrable systems and their applications, this book synthesizes the different approaches to the subject, providing a set of interconnected methods for solving problems in mathematical physics. The authors introduce and explain each method, and demonstrate how it can be applied to particular examples. Rather than presenting an exhaustive list of the various integrable systems, they focus on classical objects which have well-known quantum counterparts, or are the semi-classical limits of quantum objects. They thus enable readers to understand the literature on quantum integrable systems.