Hi can anyone show me how to derive the linear wave equation mathematically or show me a link?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I googled but unfortunately I am unable to find out anything about it. Wikipedia showed a derivation via Hooke's law, but I am not really interested since it is not a general derivation. My text also derived it the same way.

[tex] \frac{\partial^2 y}{\partial x^2}=\frac{1}{v^2} \frac{\partial^2 y}{\partial t^2}[/tex]

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# Linear wave equation

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