solitary wave

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Noun1.solitary wave - (physics) a quantum of energy or quasiparticle that can be propagated as a traveling wave in nonlinear systems and is neither preceded nor followed by another such disturbance; does not obey the superposition principle and does not dissipate; "soliton waves can travel long distances with little loss of energy or structure"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
traveling wave, travelling wave - a wave in which the medium moves in the direction of propagation of the wave
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Duffy: An automated tanh-function method for finding solitary wave solutions to nonlinear evolution equations, Comput.
The investigation of exploring the exact traveling wave solutions of nonlinear mathematical physics equations plays an important role in the study of the solitary wave solution.
A solitary wave that travels long distances without slowing down or changing shape, whether passing through Earth's atmosphere, plasma in space or fiber-optic cables.
By changing the amount of precompression, the researches could vary the speed of the solitary wave.
As a rule, dispersion is required for the existence of the bell-shaped solitary waves in an elastic microstructured medium, while dissipation is expected to be responsible for a saturation, which prevents unbounded growth of the bell-shaped solitary wave.
He visits the home of John Scott Russell, the 19th century ship builder who discovered a new kind of wave - the solitary wave - and unwittingly made an invaluable contribution to the study of modern fibre optic communications.
Doubling the solitary wave forms solitons, pulses of energy moving through solids, liquids or gases which form non-linear interactions.
1 Solitary Wave Formation in One-dimensional Photonic Crystals (Sabine Essig, Jens Niegemann, Lasha Tkeshelashvili, and Kurt Busch).
simulate numerically solitary wave propagation in carbon fibre reinforced polymer and demonstrate how the material properties influence the character of wave propagation.
Moreover, the influence of nonlinearities at the microlevel leads to the asymmetry of a solitary wave.
According to the known exact solutions of the generalized Riccati equation [32,33], the solitary wave solution of (4.