Quasi-linear equation are those that have coefficients that depend on the unknown function. This is the case of the Gordon's sine equation: Uxx-Utt=sin(U).
This equation arises in condensed material phenomenon. Some of the solutions of this equation are solitons, that are waves that propagate without dissipation and after collide with others, they don't destroy nor deform.
The next applet shows the solution of this equation.
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