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Waves

  • Michael J. Moravcsik
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Abstract

In dealing with waves, you can again rely on your personal experience to visualize and work with the concepts we will discuss. All of us know about waves, perhaps most directly through waves in water. But we also hear about seismic waves propagating in the inside of the earth during an earthquake, or shock waves traveling in the air during a sonic boom. We also talk about waves of excitement traveling through a crowd, or waves of rumor spreading among the population, or a wave of epidemic hitting a community.

Keywords

Transverse Wave Longitudinal Wave Standing Wave Radio Wave Sound Wave 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Moravcsik
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  1. 1.University of OregonUSA

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