Waves in Action: How Energy Travels Without Matter


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Waves and Energy Transfer

Communication is the most important aspect of our society.
The development of speech and the written word made it possible to communicate very complex ideas.
Until recently, long-distance communication took a long time.

Waves and Communication
Today, many messages are communicated by using electromagnetic waves.
These waves travel so quickly that messages can be sent almost instantaneously.
Waves are also utilised in many other forms of communication.

Different Waves
There are many different kinds of wave.
The most obvious type of wave is a water wave, like you see at the beach.
One of the least obvious waves is light, a type of electromagnetic wave.

What is a Wave?
All waves are a means of transferring energy without transferring matter.
When a water wave passes under a floating object, it moves up and down, without travelling across.
The water wave is not causing water to flow in its direction.

Travelling Waves
A wave can travel across a piece of string or rope tied to a wall.
Shaking the string at one end will shake the other end.
In this case, it is obvious that the string is not moving back and forth, but it can still transfer energy.

Light is a wave that travels through physical space.
If you could take hold of an electron at one end of the room and shake it, it would cause electrons on the other end of the room to shake.
Electromagnetic waves are the fastest type of wave.

Transforming Energy
The energy in waves can be transformed from one form to another.
Modern communications often use electrical energy to transmit messages.
They must be transformed to a different kind of energy for us to understand them.

All types of wave (except electromagnetic) are carried by the motion of particles.
The substance that the wave is travelling through is called the medium.
Some media that are often seen carrying waves are water, air, or string.

Waves and Energy
When an object vibrates in a medium, it causes a disturbance, or wave, that travels away from that object.
The wave carries energy from the vibration with it.
For example, a cork bobbing up and down in water will produce ripples.

Waves and Vibrations
Most waves arise as repeated vibrations of some sort.
As particles in the medium vibrate, they cause nearby particles to do the same.
As the vibration spreads out through the particles, the wave propagates (travels) through the medium.

Waves and Vibrations
Waves can occur in one, two, or three dimensions:
– waves on strings are one-dimensional
– ripples on water are two-dimensional
– sound and light spreading out are three-dimensional