Wav

Technology / Home Audio / Wav: A format for sound files developed jointly by Microsoft and IBM, and built into Windows 95 to XP which made it the de facto standard for sound on pcs. WAV sound files end with a.wav extension and can be played by nearly all Windows applications that support sound.

Sound Waves

Technology / Home Audio / Sound Waves: Fluctuating waves of barometric pressure that travel through a physical medium such as air. An acoustic wave consists of a traveling vibration of alternate compressions and rarefactions, whereby sound MORE

Seismic Surface Wave

Science / Geology / Seismic Surface Wave: A seismic wave that follows the earth's surface only, with a speed less than that of S-waves. There are Raleigh waves (forward and vertical vibrations) and Love waves (transverse vibrations). MORE

Edge Waves

Science / Tides and Currents / Edge Waves: Waves moving between zones of high and low breakers along the shoreline. Edge waves contribute to changes in water level along the shore face which helps to control the spacing of rip currents. See lo MORE

Forced Wave

Science / Tides and Currents / Forced Wave: A wave generated and maintained by a continuous force. MORE

Gravity Wave

Science / Tides and Currents / Gravity Wave: A wave for which the restoring force is gravity. MORE

Solitary Wave

Science / Tides and Currents / Solitary Wave: A wave of translation consisting of a single crest rising above the undisturbed water level without any accompanying trough. The rate of advance of a solitary wave depends upon the depth of the water MORE

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