Complex Ginzburg Landau Equation
The applet evolves a special form of the Complex Ginzburg Landau equation for the complex field A(x,y,t):
The most general form has a complex coefficient multiplying the derivative terms, but for ease of the numerics this has been chosen as unity. The coefficient (1-ic3) of the first term on the right hand side is chosen to make the appearance of the dynamics more consistent with our intuition on wave propagation - this coefficient can be changed arbitrarily by multiplying A by
exp(ift) for some f.