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what is a WAVE.The disturbance in a medum is called the wave.  

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deepakkumarkaran | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted March 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM via web

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what is a WAVE.

The disturbance in a medum is called the wave.

 

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rajeshverma415 | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM (Answer #2)

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a wave is a vibration or oscillation in a medium.wave have energy which is trasfered from one point to another point.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 7, 2012 at 12:46 AM (Answer #3)

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Yes, a wave is a disturbance in a medium that transfers energy.  This means that something happens to interfere with the medium, and at that point energy is entered in.  The wave transfers that energy all along down the wave.  Think of a jump rope.  At first, if you pull it tight at both ends it does not move. If you move one end, that energy is transferred down the jump rope to the other end.

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