Definition of solitary wave in English:
Another term for soliton.
- 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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