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Progressive waves

  1. Jul 7, 2014 #1
    i was told that progressive waves has no nodes, why is it so? can anyone here explain please?
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  3. Jul 7, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Start with the definition of a "node" ... what does the word mean in the context of waves?
    Once you have that, then you should see why a progressive wave cannot have them.
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