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Can a travelling wave be nonlinear?

  1. Jan 22, 2015 #1
    I'm am almost certain that the answer to this question is "yes". If so, what in nature can be a nonlinear travelling wave?
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2015 #2

    Simon Bridge

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  4. Jan 22, 2015 #3

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    Look up Solitons. They are waves that propagate for long distances and maintain their shape because of a combination of non-linearity and dispersion.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2015 #4

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