A quasi-continuous description of a nonlinear transmission line

Philip Rosenau*

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We present a systematic approach to derive an equation describing the propagation of pulses along a transmission line made of a large number of nonlinear LC-circuits. This equation correctly captures the leading order effects due the discreteness of the line and describes a two-sided wave propagation, nonlinear wave-wave interactions, and wave-wall interactions. In contradistinction to previous works, our method is not limited to weakly nonlinear disturbances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-829
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes


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