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