By J. Engelbrecht (auth.), Professor Jüri Engelbrecht (eds.)
TIlis quantity comprises the contributions to the Euromech Colloquium No. 241 on Nonlinear Waves in lively Media on the Institute of Cybernetics of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, Estonia, USSR, September 27-30, 1988. The Co-chairmen of the Euromech Colloquium felt that it'd be a superb carrier to the group to submit those complaints. First, the subject itself facing a variety of wave procedures with strength inflow is intensely attention-grabbing and attracted a far better variety of individuals than ordinary - a transparent signal of its value to the medical neighborhood. moment, Euromech No. 241 used to be really the 1st Euromech Colloquium held within the Soviet Union and will hence be considered as a milestone within the extending medical contacts among East and West. on the colloquium 50 researchers operating in very various branches of sci ence met to lecture on their effects and to debate difficulties of universal curiosity. An introductory paper by way of I. Engelbrecht provides the typical motivation and history of the themes coated. Altogether 36 audio system awarded their lectures, of which 30 are accumulated right here. the remainder six papers with a purpose to seem somewhere else are indexed on web page X. furthermore, 3 contributions by means of authors who couldn't attend the colloquium are integrated. the 2 lectures given through A.S. Mikhailov, V.S. Davydov and V.S. Zykov are the following released as one lengthy paper.