Wave Equation
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Wave Equation
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The partial differential equation of the form
coordinates; Missing Image:img src="SP7_w_files/del.gif" alt="del operator"^{2} is the Laplacian operator; t is the time;
and C^{2} is a constant. Also called equation of wave
motion . See wave, gravity
wave.
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The general solution to this equation is any function defined over a
plane, the phase front, moving perpendicular to itself at the speed c. [[/a>|/a>
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References
This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use