** ed. A.P. Fordy and J.C. Wood
**

** Harmonic maps and integrable systems
**

* Originally published in the series: Aspects of Mathematics, vol. E23, by Vieweg, Braunschweig/Wiesbaden, 1994; now out of print. Click on any chapter to obtain the postscript version. All papers are unchanged except as indicated *

**
Introduction and background material **

* Introduction*, p. 3

*
A historical introduction to solitons and Bäcklund tranformations*, A.P. Fordy, p. 7

*
Harmonic maps into symmetric spaces and integrable systems*, J.C. Wood, p. 29

**
The geometry of surfaces **

* The affine Toda equations and miminal
surfaces*, J. Bolton and L. Woodward, p. 59

* Equations (4.2) on p. 73 corrected *

* Surfaces in terms of 2 by 2 matrices: Old and new integrable cases*, A.I. Bobenko, p. 83

* Pictures now included in file (in slightly different
positions on page)*

* Integrable systems, harmonic maps and the
classical theory of solitons*,
M. Melko and I. Sterling, p. 129

* Pictures now included in file as original *

** Sigma and chiral models
**

* The principal chiral model as an integrable
system*, M. Mañas, p. 147

* 2-dimensional nonlinear sigma models: Zero curvature and Poisson structure*,
M. Bordemann, M. Forger, J. Laartz and U. Schäper, p. 175

* Sigma models in 2+1 dimensions*, R.S. Ward,
p. 193

** The algebraic approach
**

* Infinite dimensional Lie groups and the two-dimensional Toda
lattice*, I. McIntosh, p. 205

* Harmonic maps via Adler-Kostant-Symes theory*, F.E. Burstall and F. Pedit, p. 221

* Loop group actions on harmonic maps and their applications*, M.A. Guest and Y. Ohnita, p. 273

** The twistor approach
**

* Twistors, nilpotent orbits and harmonic maps*, P.Z. Kobak, p. 295

** Index **

* Index of terms used in the articles*,
p. 323

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J.C. Wood *

Last Updated 24 August 1998