Fundamental Physics/Motion/Wave motion

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Definition[edit | edit source]

Wave represents a periodic motion that carries energy travels in space . Example, Light wave, Sound wave , Radiation wave , Electric wave , Electromagnetic wave ...


Fundamental waves[edit | edit source]

Transverse wave[edit | edit source]

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Transverse wave represents a wave that travels horizontally . For example Electric oscillation wave , Spring oscillation wave . Transverse wave has the following characteristics

  • Wave function
  • Wave equation
  • Angular frequency

Logitudinal wave[edit | edit source]

Longitudinal wave represents a wave that travels vertically . For example Light oscillation wave , Sound oscillation wave . Transverse wave has the following characteristics

  • Wave function
  • Wave equation
  • Angular frequency

Tranlate wave[edit | edit source]

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Transverse wave represents a wave that travels at an inclined angle . For example Electromagnetic oscillation wave . Transverse wave has the following characteristics

  • Wave function
  • Wave equation
  • Angular frequency

Types of waves[edit | edit source]