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Waves are all around us.

We experience many different types of waves in our daily lives: light, radio waves, breaking waves at the beach, sound of cars passing by on roads, etc. What all of these different types of waves have in common is that they PROPAGATE, or move from one place to another. We can also subdivide all waves into two major categories:

Tue Feb 25 21:24:33 EST 1997