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A wave having a form which, if plotted, would be the same as that of a trigonometric sine or cosine function. It generally results from the solution of a problem having a one-dimensional space coordinate, such as the transverse vibrations of a string, longitudinal vibrations of a bar, or the propagation of plane waves of electromagnetic radiation or sound. See also: Electromagnetic radiation; Sound; Vibration; Wave equation; Wave motion
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