Part II - Simple Wave Motion in 1D

Simple wave motion in one dimension means that the particle is constrained to move along a line, instead of moving in other space.

Basic Parameters

A fundamental equation consists on four parameters - A, c, , .

A - amplitude of the wave
c - the velocity of the wave
- the radian frequency of the wave

- the wavelength

Other parameters

Some other parameters are often used also.
T - period of the wave
f - frequency

Wave equation

The general wave equation is y = Acos(2/(x-ct)).
It can also be written in terms of : y = Acos((2/)x - t).

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