The Froude Number for Solitary Waves.
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This paper is concerned with the problem of a solitary wave moving with constant form and constant velocity c on the surface of an incompressible, inviscid fluid over a horizontal bottom. The motion is assumed to be two-dimensional and irrotational, and if h is the depth of the fluid at infinity and g the acceleration due to gravity, then the Froude number F is defined by F squared c squaredgh. The result that F 1 has recently been proved by Amick and Toland by means of a long and complicated argument. Here we give a short and simple one. Author
- Numerical Mathematics
- Fluid Mechanics