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Mathematics of Waves

Waves have distinctive mathematical properties, which come up frequently in the study of physics, such as when studying light, sound, periodic motion, or pretty much anywhere in quantum physics.

Mathematical Properties of Waves
Waves have certain unique mathematical properties, which require some specific methods of analysis. Here you'll learn everything you need about amplitude, frequency, wavelength and other wave properties.

Interference, Diffraction, & the Principle of Superposition
Interference and diffraction are caused by the principle of superposition, which governs the rules for wave interactions. These concepts are crucial to many areas of physics, which are represented in wave form.

Huygens' Principle
We explain Huygens' Principle of wave diffraction, which is applied in many experiments with sound and light.

Transverse Wave
Definition of a transverse wave in physics.

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