The Wave Equation

  • Mads G. Christensen


In the previous chapter, the concept of sound was introduced and a simple example of a physical system that can produce sound was given. More specifically, we saw how a metal bar struck by a hammer exhibits a displacement over time that is sinusoidal in nature.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mads G. Christensen
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  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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