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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences - Volume 22 1999, Issue 4, Pages 667-688

Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida, Orlando 32816, FL, USA

Received 15 December 1998

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This memorial tribute commemorates Sir James Lighthill the man and the mathematical scientist. A brief biographical information is presented with my personal reminiscences. His major contributions to fluid mechanics with special reference to nonlinear dispersive waves are discussed. By any standards, his legacy of research and publications of six books and one hundred fifty papers will remain forever as a remarkable example of scholarly work.

Autor: Lokenath Debnath



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