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wave' equa"tion




1. Math., Physics.any differential equation that describes the propagation of waves or other disturbances in a medium.
2. Physics.any of the fundamental equations of quantum mechanics whose solutions are possible wave functions of a particle. Cf. Schrödinger equation.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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