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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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If this nonlinear steepening balances the effects of dispersion, (6) the gravity waves evolve into a train of amplitude-ordered solitary waves called a soliton (Fig.
Long, "Solitary waves in the westerlies," Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, vol.
Hence, the both terms act to widen the envelope and envelope solitary waves are unlikely to occur.
The dust acoustic solitary waves (DASWs) propagation (known as weak frequency-dusty plasma density vibrations) attracted the researchers since many years due to its eventual functions in different implementations.
Musette, "Link between solitary waves and projective Riccati equations," Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, vol.
Wattis, "Existence theorem for solitary waves on lattices," Communications in Mathematical Physics, vol.
Patra, "A study of solitary waves in a tapered aorta by using the theory of solitons," Computers & Mathematics with Applications, vol.
Shape of Solitary Waves via Numerical Approximations
As these trains frequently resemble combinations of internal solitary waves and undular bores, we shall call such trains solibores in what follows.
This set of nonlinear equations was derived previously to describe the satellite-measured coherent solitary waves excited in the two-fluid system in space plasmas.
"We know for sure that the triggering mechanism was the surface melting of snow and ice, but we do not fully understand the complex array of processes that generate solitary waves," study leader Surendra Adhikari said.