What are waves?

Some articles on waves, wave:

P-wave
... P-waves are a type of elastic wave, called seismic waves in seismology, that can travel through a continuum ... The continuum is made up of gases (as sound waves), liquids, or solids, including the Earth ... P-waves could be produced by earthquakes and recorded by seismographs ...
Capillary Wave
... A capillary wave is a wave traveling along the phase boundary of a fluid, whose dynamics are dominated by the effects of surface tension ... Capillary waves are common in nature and the home, and are often referred to as ripples ... The wavelength of capillary waves in water is typically less than a few centimeters ...
Santiago Del Estero - Climate
... Nonetheless, these averages are obtained through an alternance of heat waves and cold waves short periods of 28°C to 35°C (82F to 95F) are followed by frosty days with highs ... Late in the winter, heat waves become much more common, and in September, 40°C (104F) are already possible ... The pattern of intense heat waves followed by cool, windy weather is typical of spring, which is also very dry in Santiago ...
Waves, North Carolina - Economy
... The Waves area of Chicamacomico is dominated by campgrounds both large and small as well as numerous rental houses ... The Bank of the Commonwealth has also recently opened a full service branch in Waves ... Avon Buxton Frisco Hatteras Manns Harbor Rodanthe Salvo Wanchese Waves Unincorporated communities Colington Stumpy Point The Outer Banks of North Carolina Landforms Bodie Island Roanoke Island Pea ...
Electrogastrogram - Physiological Basis of Electrogastroenterography
... activity across the membranes of smooth muscle cells — slow waves and action potentials ... Slow waves are initiated by pacemakers — the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) ... Slow wave frequency varies in the different organs of the GI tract and is characteristic for that organ ...

Famous quotes containing the word waves:

    He says the waves in the ship’s wake
    are like stones rolling away.
    I don’t see it that way.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain!
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    Your eyes have pardoned our faults,
    your hands have touched us
    you have leaned forward a little
    and the waves can never thrust us back
    from the splendour of your ragged coast.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)