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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Doviak, 1990: Initiation of a solitary wave family in the demise of a nocturnal thunderstorm density current.
Suppose that u(s) is a solution of the system (1.1) for s [member of] R, u(s) is called a solitary wave solution if [mathematical expression not reproducible].
In order to obtain solitary wave amplitude equation, we continue solving second-order equation about e:
Hence, the both terms act to widen the envelope and envelope solitary waves are unlikely to occur.
Figures 1 and 2 represent the solitary wave of the real part of E1(x, t) in (23) and N1(x, t) in (24), respectively, for -5 [less than or equal to] x [less than or equal to] 5, 0 [less than or equal to] t [less than or equal to] 1.
Parkes, "Travelling solitary wave solutions to a seventh-order generalized KdV equation," Physics Letters A, vol.
Interaction of a large amplitude interfacial solitary wave of depression with a bottom step.
Different sets of these input parameters contribute to different 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.
Hence, solitary wave solutions of these equations illuminate many important physical phenomena.
In the domain of solitary wave models, it is necessary to obtain the exact solutions of solitary wave models by all kinds of solving methods and analyze the feature of solitary waves in propagation process based on the exact solutions.
Abazari, "Biswas, Solitary wave solutions of coupled Boussinesq equation," Complixity, vol.
In Section 4, we demonstrate the effectiveness of the numerical method applied to our model system in simulations of solitary wave shoaling on a sloping bottom.