Wave Equation

The wave equation is an important second-order linear partial differential equation for the description of waves – as they occur in physics – such as sound waves, light waves and water waves. It arises in fields like acoustics, electromagnetics, and fluid dynamics. Historically, the problem of a vibrating string such as that of a musical instrument was studied by Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Leonhard Euler, Daniel Bernoulli, and Joseph-Louis Lagrange.

Read more about Wave Equation:  Introduction, Scalar Wave Equation in Three Space Dimensions, Scalar Wave Equation in Two Space Dimensions, Inhomogeneous Wave Equation in One Dimension, Other Coordinate Systems

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