Waves and Sounds


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Waves and Sounds
101110110111051011304Waves and SoundsA wave is a periodic disturbance that travels through space. Examples are water waves, sound waves, electromagnetic waves (for example, radio waves, microwaves, light, and x-rays), and vibrational waves on a stretched string. In quantum mechanics we encounter probability waves that tell us the likelihood of finding an electron at one place or another. We can learn about the basic properties of waves by studying the waves that propagate on a stretched string, and from there we can go on to understand other kinds of waves.
Transverse Mechanical Waves
Citation
Michael Browne: Schaum's Outline of Physics for Engineering and Science, Third Edition. Waves and Sounds, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export