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nomadreid

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## Main Question or Discussion Point

This is more a terminology than a conceptual question. I am proof-reading a paper (by a non-native speaker) in which the statement occurs:

" the solution of the Navier–Stokes equation collapses within a finite time into simple nonlinear waves"

Is this a possible phrasing? I am familiar with the wavefunction collapse, the collapse of large cardinals, transitive collapse (Mostowski isomorphism), the collapse of the economy, collapse of a building, and so forth, but can one say that a solution collapses? Is there a better phrasing?

" the solution of the Navier–Stokes equation collapses within a finite time into simple nonlinear waves"

Is this a possible phrasing? I am familiar with the wavefunction collapse, the collapse of large cardinals, transitive collapse (Mostowski isomorphism), the collapse of the economy, collapse of a building, and so forth, but can one say that a solution collapses? Is there a better phrasing?