Fields and Waves Making up Reality

  • Wouter Schmitz
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)


When we think of a wave, we think for instance of waves in water. Or we consider a rope on the table that is excited by swiftly pulling it up and down, resulting in a wave that moves towards the other end of the rope. So to get a wave we need something that we call a medium: water or the rope. The medium carries the wave.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wouter Schmitz
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  1. 1.AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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