# wave equation

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## wave equation

n.
1. A differential or partial differential equation used to represent wave motion.
2. The fundamental equation of wave mechanics.

## wave equation

n
(General Physics) physics a partial differential equation describing wave motion. It has the form ∇2φ = (1/c2) × (∂2φ/∂t2), where ∇2 is the Laplace operator, t the time, c the speed of propagation, and φ is a function characterizing the displacement of the wave
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 Noun 1 wave equation - a differential equation that describes the passage of harmonic waves through a mediumdifferential equation - an equation containing differentials of a function
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Considering the boundary condition [[sigma].sub.rr] = [[sigma].sub.rz] = 0 (r = a), the Pochhammer frequency equation can be achieved by solving the wave equation 13]:
For illustrating the concepts we adopt one example for solving the wave equation on Cantor sets with local fractional operator.
Assuming d = 1.3[[lambda].sub.0], h = 1.5[[lambda].sub.0], the excitation frequency f = 1GHz, and I = 1mA, the exact solution may be obtained by solving the wave equation in the spectral domain as presented in Appendix A.

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