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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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.
Nocturnal MCS-induced cold pools often trigger undular bores and solitary waves within the SBL.
On the other hand, we deal with elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic systems of differential equations with strongly competing interaction terms, modeling both the dynamics of competing populations (Lotka-Volterra systems) and other interesting physical phenomena, among which the phase segregation of solitary waves of Gross-Pitaevskii systems arising in the study of multicomponent Bose-Einstein condensates.
2] = -1 are the differing velocities of the two solitary waves produced by this initial condition.
Sipe, "Bound solitary waves in a birefringent optical fiber," Physical Review A, vol.
Partial Differential Equations and Solitary Waves Theory", Higher Education, Beijing, (2009).
These waves are often referred to as internal solitary waves (ISWs).
This was our required result in Series form which was the same as obtained in Partial Differential Equations and Solitary Waves Theory (Wazwaz 2009).