wave equation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A partial differential equation used to represent wave motion.
- The fundamental equation of wave mechanics.
wave equation - Science Definition
- A partial differential equation that describes the shape and movement of waves, given a set of boundary conditions (such as the initial shape of the wave, or the evolution of a force affecting the wave).
- The fundamental equation of wave mechanics. See also Schrdinger's equation.