Alright, so wikipedia says:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Where does this 64pi come from (i'm skeptical) apon further investigation I found.

http://www.esru.strath.ac.uk/EandE/Web_sites/01-02/RE_info/wave power.htm

Saying its 8pi

and finally

http://www.ocsenergy.anl.gov/documents/docs/OCS_EIS_WhitePaper_Wave.pdf [Broken]

Saying its 32pi

Using my own physics books i've tried to derive the proper equation myself, but havn't had a match to either of these formulas.

P=FwkA^2 sin(kx-wt)^2

If someone can derive the equation I'm using to get one of these equations in terms of just

gravity, amplitude, and period, that would be great.

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# Can someone clarify Wave Power?

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