
Definition of Soliton
1. Noun. (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"
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Traveling Wave, Travelling Wave
Definition of Soliton
1. Noun. (physics mathematics) a selfreinforcing travelling wave or pulse caused by any nonlinear effect; found in many physical systems ¹
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Definition of Soliton
1. a solitary wave in physics [n S]
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Literary usage of Soliton
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1. Differential Geometry and the Calculus of Variations by Robert Hermann (1977)
"TWOsoliton SOLUTIONS OF KORTEWEGDE VRIES As we have seen, the property of
admitting one—soliton solutions (associated with a given structure group G and ..."
2. Measurements for Competitiveness in Electronics (1994)
"Special Measurement Needs for HighPerformance Technologies soliton Systems
Systems that use solitons require components with increased performance levels. ..."
3. Toda Lattices, Cosymplectic Manifolds, Bäcklund Transformations, and Kinks by Robert Hermann (1977)
"Let us now turn to the more interesting case of the twosoliton fiber space. 5.
THE TWOsoliton FIBER SPACE Specialize (3.4) to n = 1: 02 = dw2 + (A1 ..."
4. Technical Digest Symposium on Optical Fiber Measurements edited by P. A. Williams, G. W. Day (2001)
"We believe part of the success of our 40 Gb/s and 80 Gb/s soliton field transmission
experiments relies on this feature. Acknowledgements The author wishes ..."
5. The Geometry of Nonlinear Differential Equations, Bäcklund Transformations by Robert Hermann (1976)
"... transformations generating soliton solutions that indicates their ultimate
importance in the understanding of elementary particles! ..."