01348nas a2200133 4500008004100000245006700041210006400108260001000172520093800182100002001120700002001140700001801160856003601178 1997 en d00aThree-Phase Solutions of the Kadomtsev - Petviashvili Equation0 aThreePhase Solutions of the Kadomtsev Petviashvili Equation bSISSA3 aThe Kadomtsev]Petviashvili KP. equation is known to admit explicit periodic\\r\\nand quasiperiodic solutions with N independent phases, for any integer\\r\\nN, based on a Riemann theta-function of N variables. For Ns1 and 2,\\r\\nthese solutions have been used successfully in physical applications. This\\r\\narticle addresses mathematical problems that arise in the computation of\\r\\ntheta-functions of three variables and with the corresponding solutions of\\r\\nthe KP equation. We identify a set of parameters and their corresponding\\r\\nranges, such that e¨ery real-valued, smooth KP solution associated with a\\r\\nRiemann theta-function of three variables corresponds to exactly one choice\\r\\nof these parameters in the proper range. Our results are embodied in a\\r\\nprogram that computes these solutions efficiently and that is available to the\\r\\nreader. We also discuss some properties of three-phase solutions.1 aDubrovin, Boris1 aFlickinger, Ron1 aSegur, Harvey uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/6484