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Is this a standing wave? What is it?

  1. Apr 10, 2013 #1
    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


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    hi black phantom

    do you mean like this ? ....


    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 :)


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