Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 14 - For Thought and Discussion: 1

Answer

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We can differentiate between a wave and an oscillation as follows: (1) An oscillation is a periodic movement of a particle or a system which can cause a wave. A wave is created by an oscillation either mechanically or electromagnetically. (2) An oscillation is a phenomenon that is localized to a certain region while a wave is a phenomenon which travels. (3) An oscillation may or may not conserve the internal energy whereas a wave is created by the emitted energy from an oscillation.
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