In physics a wave is a disturbance or oscillation that travels through spacetime, accompanied by a transfer of energy. Wave motion transfers energy from one point to another, often with no permanent displacement of the particles of the medium—that is, with little or no associated mass transport. They consist, instead, of oscillations or vibrations around almost fixed locations. Waves are described by a wave equation which sets out how the disturbance proceeds over time. The mathematical form of this equation varies depending on the type of wave.
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... Consider a plane wave propagating in an anisotropic medium, with a relative permittivity tensor ε, where the refractive index n, is defined by (assuming a relative magnetic ... If the wave has an electric vector of the form (2) where r is the position vector and t is time, then the wave vector k and the angular frequency ω must ... Therefore, for each direction of the wave normal, two wavevectors k are allowed ...
... bands mixed elements of dark wave and ethereal wave with later developments in electronic music ...
... Such nonuniform traveling waves are common in many physical problems, including the mechanics of the cochlea and waves on hanging ropes ...
... A Kelvin wave is a wave in the ocean or atmosphere that balances the Earth's Coriolis force against a topographic boundary such as a coastline, or a waveguide such as the equator ... A feature of a Kelvin wave is that it is non-dispersive, i.e ... the phase speed of the wave crests is equal to the group speed of the wave energy for all frequencies ...
... Dark Wave or darkwave is a music genre that began in the late 1970s, coinciding with the popularity of New Wave and post-punk ... Building on those basic principles, dark wave added dark, introspective lyrics and an undertone of sorrow for some bands ... In the 1980s, a subculture developed alongside dark wave music, whose members were called "wavers" or "dark wavers" ...
More definitions of "wave":
- (noun): One of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water).
Synonyms: moving ridge
- (noun): A member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch.
- (noun): Something that rises rapidly.
Example: "A wave of emotion swept over him"; "there was a sudden wave of buying before the market closed"; "a wave of conservatism in the country led by the hard right"
- (verb): Twist or roll into coils or ringlets.
- (noun): (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth.
- (noun): A hairdo that creates undulations in the hair.
- (noun): A persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures).
- (verb): Set waves in.
Example: "She asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
- (noun): A movement like that of an ocean wave.
Example: "A wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"
- (verb): Signal with the hands or nod.
Famous quotes containing the word wave:
“Great Powers of falling wave and wind and windy fire,
With your harmonious choir
Encircle her I love and sing her into peace,
That my old care may cease....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“Wind goes from farm to farm in wave on wave,
But carries no cry of what is hoped to be.
There may be little or much beyond the grave,
But the strong are saying nothing until they see.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“And his wish is intimacy,
And a stricter privacy;
The impossible shall yet be done,
And, being two, shall still be one.
As the wave breaks to foam on shelves,
Then runs into a wave again,
So lovers melt their sundered selves,
Yet melted would be twain.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)