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"

Exact synonyms: Solitary Wave, Soliton Wave
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Traveling Wave, Travelling Wave

Definition of Soliton

1. Noun. (physics mathematics) a self-reinforcing travelling wave or pulse caused by any non-linear 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soliton

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solitary glands
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soliton (current term)
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Literary usage of Soliton

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1. Differential Geometry and the Calculus of Variations by Robert Hermann (1977)
"TWO-soliton SOLUTIONS OF KORTEWEG-DE 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 High-Performance 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 two-soliton fiber space. 5. THE TWO-soliton 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 Non-linear Differential Equations, Bäcklund Transformations by Robert Hermann (1976)
"... transformations- -generating soliton solutions- -that indicates their ultimate importance in the understanding of elementary particles! ..."

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