Wave FAQs:


Q: Is a wave an oscillation accompanied by a transfer of energy that travels through a medium?

A: Yes, Frequency refers to the addition of time.

Q: Is a wave not straightforward?

A: Yes.

Q: Are waves common in many physical problems?

A: Yes, and including the mechanics of the cochlea and waves on hanging ropes.

Q: Is a wave reciprocals?

A: Yes.

Q: Are waves waves generated in a fluid medium or at the interface between two media when the force of gravity or buoyancy tries to restore equilibrium?

A: Yes.

Q: Are waves closely related to their physical origin for each specific instance of a wave process?

A: Yes.

Q: Are waves described by a wave equation which sets out how the disturbance proceeds over time?

A: Yes.

Q: Are waves reflected back?

A: Yes.

Q: Are waves disturbances in the curvature of spacetime?

A: Yes, and predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Q: Is a wave the unique shape that will propagate unchanged but for phase and amplitude?

A: Yes, and making it easy to analyze.

Q: Are waves transverse in free space?

A: Yes.

Q: Are waves in antiphase and cancel each other?

A: Yes, and producing a node.

Q: Are waves announced on 11 February 2016?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a wave often intuitively understood as referring to a transport of spatial disturbances that are generally not accompanied by a motion of the medium occupying this space as a whole?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a wave linearly polarized if it oscillates in only one direction or plane?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a wave not periodic in space?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a wave refracted by a material is given by the refractive index of the material?

A: Yes.

Q: Are waves related to a mechanical rather than an electromagnetic wave transfer caused by vibration?

A: Yes.