soliton wave


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Noun1.soliton 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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Due to its higher amplitude, the latter travels faster, allowing an interaction between the two soliton waves (Fig.
The introduction of the concept "soliton automaton" in [5] has been inspired by this research, with the intention to capture the phenomenon called soliton waves [4] through an appropriate graph model.
Eventually however, pairs of soliton waves are seen to actually pass through each other thus revealing an unusual phenomenon that has far--reaching applications.