Definition of solitary wave in English:

solitary wave

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noun

  • another term for soliton.
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    • Unlike the up-and-down, sinusoidal behavior of a normal wave, a solitary wave - or soliton - travels through a material as only an ‘up’ or a ‘down’ wave.
    • Solitons are essentially the same as solitary waves but they have the additional feature that their amplitude and spatial profile do not change even when multiple solitons collide.
    • This work proves that these solitary waves, or energy bundles can be made to ‘leak,’ in a sense, producing these secondary or baby waves.

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