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On a coupled water wave system

01 Dec 1990-Physica Scripta (IOP Publishing)-Vol. 42, Iss: 6, pp 643-645
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors consider a coupled system which describes the propagation of dispersive water waves and demonstrate several solutions of the equation by an explicit analytical method, under certain conditions solitary wave solutions can be obtained.
Abstract: Research in recent years shows that a number of physically significant problems can be modelled by coupled nonlinear wave equations. It is observed that most of such equations exhibit solitary wave solutions which reveal the important properties of the system concerned. In this work, we consider a coupled system which describes the propagation of dispersive water waves. By an explicit analytical method we demonstrate several solutions of the equation. It is worth remarking that under certain conditions solitary wave solutions can be obtained. Finally, some interesting results are also found by introducing cubic nonlinearity in the basic system.
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TL;DR: In this article, a new family of coupled wave equations which are basically nonlinear in nature is introduced and an analytical study enables us to show that these equations exhibit solitary wave profiles.
Abstract: This paper deals with a new family of coupled wave equations which are basically nonlinear in nature. An analytical study enables us to show that these equations exhibit solitary wave profiles. Finally some remarks are drawn from the standpoint of atmospheric problem.
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