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The one-dimensional wave equation and its solution 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 v f f x t - = We’ll derive the wave equation from Maxwell’s equations next class. Here it is in its one-dimensional form for scalar (i.e., non-vector) functions, f : Light waves (actually the electric fields of light waves) will be a
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Unformatted text preview: solution to this equation. And v will be the velocity of light. where f ( u ) can be any twice-differentiable function. ( , ) ( v ) f x t f x t = The wave equation has the simple solution:...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PHYS 2163 taught by Professor Briscoe during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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