11R39. Self-Similarity and Beyond: Exact Solutions of Nonlinear Problems. Monographs and Surveys in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol 113. - PL Sachdev (Indian Inst of Sci, Bangalore, India). Chapman and Hall/CRC, Boca Raton FL. 2000. 319 pp. ISBN 1-58488-211-5. $94.95.

Reviewed by WS Janna (Herff Col of Eng, Univ of Memphis, 201E Eng Admin, Memphis TN 38152).

In his own words, the author of this text says he has “enjoyed finding exact solutions of nonlinear problems for several decades.” These decades of searching have afforded him the pleasure of associating with a large number of students, postdoctoral fellows, and other colleagues in his pursuit. It is clear from the Preface and from the text itself that the author greatly enjoys and is fascinated by the subject. The writing style is such that it seems as if he is introducing the reader to an old friend. The author refers to his...

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