solitary wave

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(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

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Interaction of a large amplitude interfacial solitary wave of depression with a bottom step.
Numerical simulations are required to reveal the solitary structures which should certainly be modulated by the newly embedded ingredient to display unknown solitary wave packets.
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.
Knupp, 2011: Radiometer and profiler analysis of the effects of a bore and a solitary wave on the stability of the nocturnal boundary layer.
2] = -1 are the differing velocities of the two solitary waves produced by this initial condition.
Exact and explicit solitary wave solutions for the generalized Fisher equation.
In both cases, it is easy to see that [phi] is a solitary wave of (3.
Duffy, An automated tanh-function method for finding solitary wave solutions to nonlinear evolution equations, Comp.
which admits a solitary wave with a compact support
Fenton (1972) (11) and Longuet-Higgins and Fenton (1974) (12) studied higher-order solutions of a solitary wave, which is in the shallowest limit of the cnoidal waves.
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.
After John Scott Russell's initial observation of a solitary wave in a canal, his laboratory experiments, and the theoretical work of others, interest in solitary waves in fluids lapsed until the mid-1960s, with the seminal paper of Zabusky and Kruskal, which described the discovery of the soliton.