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    I have a little bit of rusty calculus ability left (including partial differentiation and integration - I think you can also partially integrate ,can't you ? ) but I never got as far as seeing an equation to describe a wave.

    Seeing as how I would be starting from scratch in this regard I would appreciate a pointer in the direction of who was the first person to approach the subject (so a little mathematical historical background would be appreciated) and I suppose we may be talking about a simple sinusoidal line that has a "kink" which moves along the length.


    I am sure waves in 3d (4d with time) are a lot more interesting but I will probably have to let that go until I can start to understand a wave in a plane first.


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    Wave equation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Use google.


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    OK .Thanks.
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