Wave Phenomena

Wave motion involves the transfer of energy. The behavior of this energy transfer varies with the particular medium of transport and energy form. In general, vibrations propagate in the form of waves. Mechanical waves travel in a material medium, such as a string or a membrane. Acoustic waves travel in fluids, such as air or water.

General Wave Properties

Wave Reflection


The Wave Equation (for a stretched string)

Wave Equation Solutions

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