of the AFM approach for numerical solutions are examined in detail, and superior
alternatives to this approach are provided and explained.
The editors wish to thank the authors who contributed to this volume. Without
their diligent efforts this volume would not exist. Likewise, we wish to express our
gratitude to the anonymous reviewers who helped to make this volume a strong
contribution to the nonlinear waves and broader mathematical community. Finally,
we would like to thank all of the participants in the special session who helped to
motivate the creation of this volume.
Christopher W. Curtis
Willy A. Hereman