The movement of energy from one place to another without any accompanying matter. Sound waves, ocean waves and electromagnetic waves are some of the examples; other, more complicated types of waves can spread in plasmas.
- Famous Quotes:
- "An ocean traveller has even more vividly the impression that the ocean is made of waves than that it is made of water."
- Arthur S. Eddington
See also: Compressional Wave, Crest, Diffraction, Free Field, Horizontally Polarized, Incident Wave, Lag, Longitudinal Wave, Medium, Modulated Wave, Plane Wave, Propagation, Rayleigh Waves, Shear Wave, Standing Wave, Superposition, Transverse Wave, Trough, Wave Interference, Wave Motion, Wave Phenomena, Wave Train, Wavelength.