Physical significance of an equation of wave

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We can mathematically derive the equation of wave,
[itex]\frac{\partial^2 y}{\partial t^2} = v^2 \frac{\partial^2 y}{\partial x^2}[/itex], where [itex]v[/itex] is the velocity of wave propagation.
Can we prove this equation physically (not just taking derivatives of the equation of wave, but making physical meaning in every steps)?
 

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You can find a derivation here.
 

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