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# Describing Waves

## oceanic

Severe storms moving inland often create a storm surge, a long wave caused by high winds and a continued low pressure area. Submarine earthquakes or landslides can displace a large amount of water very quickly, creating a series of very long waves called tsunamis. Storm surges and tsunamis do not create a typical crashing wave but rather a massive rise in sea level upon reaching shore, and they can be extremely destructive to coastal environments. Looking out at the ocean, one often sees a seemingly infinite series of waves, transporting water from one place to the next.

## What are surging waves?

Waves in Everyday Life Sound is a type of wave that moves through matter and then vibrates our eardrums so we can hear. Light is a special kind of wave that is made up of photons. You can drop a rock into a pond and see waves form in the water. We even use waves (microwaves) to cook our food really fast.

As these swells pass through one another their crests, troughs, and lengths happen to coincide and reinforce each other, combining to form unusually large waves that tower then disappear. If the swell are traveling close to the same direction, these mountainous waves may last for several minutes before subsiding.

## How can you tell which way a wave is traveling?

'Wave' is a common term for a number of different ways in which energy is transferred: In electromagnetic waves, energy is transferred through vibrations of electric and magnetic fields. In sound waves, energy is transferred through vibration of air particles or particles of a solid through which the sound travels.

All that ocean water being thrown up on the beach by the waves must flow back out. This outflow does not happen uniformly, because the water will return to the sea where it is easiest to do so, such as through a break or dip in sandbars offshore, or near a pier or jetty. Adverse weather or natural events often produce larger and potentially hazardous waves.

When performed with reasonably good timing, a noticeable ripple is produced that travels around the circular stadium or back and forth across a section of bleachers. The observable ripple results when a group of enthusiastic fans rise up from their seats, swing their arms up high, and then sit back down.

This mental picture of a stadium wave will also provide a useful context for the discussion of the physics of wave motion. An electromagnetic wave can also be described in terms of its energy—in units of measure called electron volts (eV). An electron volt is the amount of kinetic energy needed to move an electron through one volt potential. Moving along the spectrum from long to short wavelengths, energy increases as the wavelength shortens. Consider a jump rope with its ends being pulled up and down.

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A changing magnetic field will induce a changing electric field and vice-versa—the two are linked. These changing fields form electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic waves differ from mechanical waves in that they do not require a medium to propagate. This means that electromagnetic waves can travel not only through air and solid materials, but also through the vacuum of space. Sea floor features are especially important when surfing beach breaks.

The onshore wind pushes the top of the wave forward causing the wave to break before the normal breaking depth is reached. Waves tend to be lumpier and fail to reach their optimum peak. When you watch waves or see them in surfing magazines with huge plumes of spray blowing back over the top of the wave, you're looking at offshore surf. Offshore wind is most desirable for creating good waves.

Were it not for the ability of electromagnetic waves to travel to through a vacuum, there would undoubtedly be no life on Earth. All light waves are examples of electromagnetic waves.

Since the hammer was moving vertically, the particles will also vibrate vertically. Sound is a mechanical wave and could never be transmitted through the vacuum of outer space.

### Wavelength, Freqency in Relation to Speed

These types of waves are found globally across the open ocean and along the coast. Transverse waves propagate through media with a speed $\vec\textv_\textw$ orthogonally to the direction of energy transfer. In transverse waves the particles vibrate at right angles to the movement of energy. The important thing to notice is that no 'matter' is moved with the wave.

And we call the process of doing it "waving." Soon we will see how this simple act is representative of the nature of a physical wave. The thought of waves often brings to mind a recent encounter at the baseball or football stadium when the crowd enthusiastically engaged in doing the wave.

Physical waves are further distinguished by the phases of matter through which they can move. Longitudinal waves can pass through liquids and gasses while transverse waves require a material to be solid to propagate. Finally, we are familiar with microwaves and visible light waves. While we have never seen them, we believe that they exist because we have witnessed how they carry energy from one location to another.

• The waves are created by some form of a disturbance, such as a rock thrown into the water, a duck shaking its tail in the water or a boat moving through the water.
• In this chapter we will closely examine the difference between longitudinal and transverse waves along with some of the properties they possess.
• The direction a wave propagates is perpendicular to the direction it oscillates for transverse waves.
• The particles do not move along with the wave; they simply oscillate up and down about their individual equilibrium positions as the wave passes by.
• Longitudinal waves are always characterized by particle motion being parallel to wave motion.

An instrument that diffracts light into a spectrum for analysis is an example of observing the wave-like property of light. The particle-like nature of light is observed by detectors used in digital cameras—individual photons liberate electrons that are used for the detection and storage of the image data. His experiment with radio waves solved two problems. First, he had demonstrated in the concrete, what Maxwell had only theorized — that the velocity of radio waves was equal to the velocity of light! This proved that radio waves were a form of light!

While waves that travel within the depths of the ocean are longitudinal waves, the waves that travel along the surface of the oceans are referred to as surface waves. A surface wave is a wave in which particles of the medium undergo a circular motion. Surface waves are neither longitudinal nor transverse. In a surface wave, it is only the particles at the surface of the medium that undergo the circular motion. The motion of particles tends to decrease as one proceeds further from the surface.

It is the swell waves, generated from large winter Pacific Ocean storms, that are responsible for big wave surfing in Hawaii from November through March. As waves leave a storm area, they tend to sort themselves out with the long ones ahead of the short ones, and the energy is simultaneously spread out over an increasingly larger area. The following images are from the chemical tanker ship "Stolt Surf", built in 1970, caught in a large storm in the North Pacific Ocean.

## What is a beginner surfer called?

In all cases, the claim usually goes something like this: Ocean waves travel in groups of seven, and the seventh wave is the biggest of the bunch. As wind drags over a stretch of ocean, it pulls up ripples and slants on the sea surface.

A sound wave traveling through air is a classic example of a longitudinal wave. As a sound wave moves from the lips of a speaker to the ear of a listener, particles of air vibrate back and forth in the same direction and the opposite direction of energy transport.

Objects in motion are examples of kinetic energy. Charged particles—such as electrons and protons—create electromagnetic fields when they move, and these fields transport the type of energy we call electromagnetic radiation, or light. Waves transmit energy, not water, and are commonly caused by the wind as it blows across the ocean, lakes, and rivers.

More energy is needed to make the rope have more waves. Electricity can be static, like the energy that can make your hair stand on end. Magnetism can also be static, as it is in a refrigerator magnet.

The animation at right shows a water wave travelling from left to right in a region where the depth of the water is greater than the wavelength of the waves. I have identified two particles in orange to show that each particle indeed travels in a clockwise circle as the wave passes.

## How do you describe water?

Waves are created by energy passing through water, causing it to move in a circular motion. The ocean is never still. Wind-driven waves, or surface waves, are created by the friction between wind and surface water. As wind blows across the surface of the ocean or a lake, the continual disturbance creates a wave crest.

Though waves do cause the surface water to move, the idea that waves are travelling bodies of water is misleading. Waves are caused by energy passing through the water, causing the water to move in a circular motion. As the waves close in on the coast, they begin to feel the bottom and their direction of travel might change due to the contour of the land. Eventually, the waves run ashore, increasing in height up to 1.5 times their height in deep water, finally breaking up as surf.

EMR also carries both momentum and angular momentum. These properties may all be imparted to matter with which it interacts (through work). EMR is produced from other types of energy when created, and it is converted to other types of energy when it is destroyed. The photon is the quantum of the electromagnetic interaction, and is the basic “unit” or constituent of all forms of EMR. The quantum nature of light becomes more apparent at high frequencies (or high photon energy).

The goal of this unit is to develop mental models of waves and ultimately apply those models to an understanding of the two most common types of waves - sound waves and light waves. The simple back and forth motion of the hand is called a wave. When Mom commands us to "wave to Mr. Smith," she is telling us to raise our hand and to temporarily or even repeatedly vibrate it back and forth. The hand is raised, moved to the left, and then back to the far right and finally returns to its original position. Energy is put into the hand and the hand begins its back-and-forth vibrational motion.