|Introduction to solitonsMIKI WADATI
Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo 7--3--1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113--0033, Japan
Abstract.As an introduction to the special issue on nonlinear waves, solitons and their significance in physics are reviewed. The soliton is the first universal concept in nonlinear science. Universality and ubiquity of the soliton concept are emphasized.
Keywords: Solitons; inverse scattering method; soliton equation; nonlinear Schrödinger equation; completel integrable system
Pacs Nos. 05.45-a; 05.90+m; 02.90+p
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