In physics, a wave is an oscillation accompanied by a transfer of energy that travels through medium (space or mass). Frequency refers to the addition of time. Wave motion transfers energy from one point to another, which displace particles of the transmission medium — that is, with little or no associated mass transport. Waves consist, instead, of oscillations or vibrations (of a physical quantity), around almost fixed locations.
Simple waves can be described by their amplitude, wavelength and offset. They can be combined to form a new wave, following rules of constructive and deconstructive interference.
The Wave Simulator will support exploration of the following concepts: