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Is this a standing wave? What is it?

  1. Apr 10, 2013 #1
    Hi,
    I am trying to figure out how to mathematically described a wave or a pulse, I do not actually know what to call it. I will try to describe it - a particle shown like a circle with a tsunami type wave going around the particle. Please help me define something like this mathematically.
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2013 #2

    davenn

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    hi black phantom

    do you mean like this ? ....

    attachment.php?attachmentid=57735&stc=1&d=1365633381.jpg

    the maths of that isnt my forte, but if thats the motion type you are after, I'm sure there's a few much brighter than me, maths guys, that will help you further :)

    Dave
     

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