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In mathematics, the Zakharov system is a system of non-linear partial differential equations, introduced by Vladimir Zakharov in 1972 to describe the propagation of Langmuir waves in an ionized plasma. The system consists of a complex field u and a real field n satisfying the equations

\( i \partial_t^{} u + \nabla^2 u = un \)
\( \Box n = -\nabla^2 (|u|^2_{}) \)


Zakharov, V. E. (1972), "Collapse of Langmuir waves", Soviet Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics 35: 908–914, Bibcode 1972JETP...35..908Z.

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Zakharov system at the Dispersive PDE Wiki

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