I have been trying to implement this Wave equation into java:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A = amplitude of wave

L = wave length

w = spatial angular frequency

s = speed

wt = temporal angular frequency

d = direction

FI = initiatory phase

Y（x，y，t）=A*cos（w *（x，y）+ wt*t + FI;

I understand that it returns a Vector. But i am unsure as to what this section of the formula means:

w *（x，y）

I believe that w is a vector. But im not whether its a 3d Vector or 2d Vector, and how it is used.

If you have time, could you please explain this formula to me? Thank you

Source:

http://lnu.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:205412/FULLTEXT01

Thank You!

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# Sine wave equation into Java Code

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