We consider a solitary wave in a chain of contacting, but initially unstressed, particles between which the compressive force F as a function of relative approach x is F=kx(n). By "initially unstressed" we mean that there is zero contact force between neighboring particles that are infinitely far from the crest of the wave. For a chain of elastic spheres in… (More)

@article{Chatterjee1999AsymptoticSF,
title={Asymptotic solution for solitary waves in a chain of elastic spheres.},
author={Amlan Chatterjee},
journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics},
year={1999},
volume={59 5 Pt B},
pages={5912-9}
}