Solitary Waves Theory

  • Abdul-Majid Wazwaz
Part of the Nonlinear Physical Science book series (NPS)


In 1844 the Scottish John Scott Russell was the first people to observe the solitary waves. As stated in Chapter 11, Russell called the bulge of water, that he observed, a “great wave of translation” [9]. The wave was traveling along the channel of water for a long period of time while still retaining its original identity.


Solitary Wave Soliton Solution Travel Wave Solution Burger Equation Nonlinear Evolution Equation 
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  • Abdul-Majid Wazwaz
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSaint Xavier UniversityChicagoUSA

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