ON THE EVOLUTION OF PERIODIC PLANE-WAVES IN REACTION-DIFFUSION SYSTEMS OF LAMBDA-OMEGA TYPE
UNSPECIFIED. (1994) ON THE EVOLUTION OF PERIODIC PLANE-WAVES IN REACTION-DIFFUSION SYSTEMS OF LAMBDA-OMEGA TYPE. SIAM JOURNAL ON APPLIED MATHEMATICS, 54 (5). pp. 1374-1385. ISSN 0036-1399Full text not available from this repository.
lambda-omega systems are a class of simple reaction-diffusion equations with a limit cycle in the reaction kinetics. The author considers the solution of the system given by lambda(r) = lambda(0) - r(p), omega(r) = omega(0) -r(p) on a semi-infinite spatial domain with initial data decaying exponentially across the domain. Numerical evidence is presented, showing that this initial condition induces a wave front moving across the domain, with periodic plane waves behind the front. These periodic waves can move in either direction, depending on the parameter values. The author uses intuitive criteria to derive an expression for the speed of the advancing front, and by reducing the system to ordinary differential equations for similarity solutions, the amplitude and speed of the periodic plane waves are determined. The speed of these periodic waves varies continuously with the initial data. Perturbation theory is then used to obtain an analytical approximation to the solutions. These analytical predictions all compare very well with numerical solutions of the partial differential equations. Finally, the behavior that results when the periodic plane waves are of an amplitude such that they are linearly unstable as reaction-diffusion solutions is discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SIAM JOURNAL ON APPLIED MATHEMATICS|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 1374-1385|
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