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We now turn to the 3-dimensional version of the wave equation, which can be used to describe a variety of wavelike phenomena, e.g., sound waves and electromagnetic waves. One could derive this version of the wave equation much as we did the one-dimensional version by generalizing our line of coupled oscillators to a 3-dimensional array of oscillators. For many purposes, e.g., modeling propagation of sound, this provides a useful discrete model of a three dimensional solid.

Publication Date

8-2014

Keywords

wave equation, oscillator, discrete, chapter 9, nine

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Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics

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Version 8.2

Chapter 9

09 The Wave Equation in 3 Dimensions

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