N-Solitons on a Curved Vortex Filament

Yasuhide Fukumoto, Takeshi Miyazaki

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The motion of a thin vortex filament in an incompressible inviscid fluid is investigated theoretically, based on the localized induction equation. The N-soliton solution is given explicitly, using the bilinear equations obtained by Hirota. a detailed examination of the solution shows that two solitons with large lateral excursion suffer backward phase-shifts during a head-on collision. The present solution also generates the N-soliton solution of the classical 1-dim. continuous Heisenberg ferromagnet equation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4152-4155
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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