The tidal wave of the Southern Ocean, which sweeps uninterruptedly round the globe from east to west, generates a secondary wave between Africa and South America, which travels north at a rate dependent only on the depth of the ocean.
So technology supports quality of life (from vaccines to Volvos) and generates wealth.
The physical characteristics of a normal mode are that an impulse of a particular normal type generates an initial velocity of that type only, and that a constant extraneous force of a particular normal type maintains a displacement of that type only.
(It may be noted that here and generally in this article "burn" is used in the technical sense; it is technically correct to speak of cement clinker Surninq being "burned," although it is not a fuel; in accurate terms it is the fuel which is burned, and it is the heat it generates which raises the clinker to a high temperature, i.e.
When the gas which escapes from the furnace top is used in gas engines it generates about four times as much power as when it is used for raising steam.