List of wave topics

This is a list of wave topics.

0–9

*21 cm line

A

*Abbe prism
*absorption spectrum
*acoustics
*Airy disc
*Airy wave theory
*Alfvén wave
*Alpha waves
*amphidromic point
*amplitude
*amplitude modulation
*analog sound vs. digital sound
*animal echolocation
*antiphase
*artificial wave
*atmospheric diffraction
*atmospheric wave
*atmospheric waveguide
*audience wave

B

*Babinet's principle
*Bandwidth-limited pulse
*beat
*Berry phase
*Bloch wave
*Blueshift
*Boussinesq approximation (water waves)
*Bragg diffraction
*Bragg's law
*Breaking wave
*Brillouin scattering
*Bullet bow shockwave
*Business cycle

C

*capillary wave
*carrier wave
*Ernst Chladni
*chirp
*circular polarization
*clapotis
*closed waveguide
*coherence (physics)
*coherence length
*collimated light
*Compton effect
*continuous phase modulation
*continuous wave
*cutoff wavelength
*cymatics

D

*De Broglie hypothesis
*decollimation
*delta wave
*dielectric waveguide
*diffraction
*direction finding
*dispersion (optics)
*dispersion (water waves)
*dispersion relation
*dominant wavelength
*Doppler effect
*Doppler radar
*Draupner wave
*Douglas Sea Scale

E

*e-skip
*echo (phenomenon)
*echolocation
*echo sounding
*electromagnetic wave
*electromagnetic wave cut-off
*Elliott wave
*elliptical polarization
*essential bandwidth
*evanescent wave
*extremely low frequency

F

*F wave
*Faraday wave
*Fraunhofer diffraction
*freak wave
*frequency
*frequency modulation
*fundamental frequency

G

*Gaussian beam
*geometric optics, geometrical optics
*gravitational radiation
*gravity wave
*groundwave
*group delay
*group velocity

H

*harmonic
*holography
*human echolocation
*hundred-year wave
*Huygens' principle
*hydraulic jump

I

*in phase
*inertial wave
*interferometry
*internal wave
*inverse scattering transform

K

*Kelvin wave
*knife-edge effect

L

*Lamb waves
*Landau damping
*linear elasticity
*linear polarization
*longitudinal mode
*longitudinal wave
*longwave
*Love wave

M

*Mach wave
*Mach-Zehnder interferometer
*mediumwave
*megatsunami
*microbarom
*microwave
*microwave auditory effect
*microwave oven
*microwave plasma
*microwaving
*Mie scattering
*millimeter cloud radar
*modulation
*monochromator
*multipath propagation

N

*nonlinear Schrödinger equation
*normal mode

O

*ocean surface wave
*oscillon
*optical waveguide
*out of phase
*overtone

P

*P-wave
*phase (waves)
*phase difference
*phase inversion
*phase modulation
*phase velocity
*phonon
*pitch shifter (audio processor)
*plane wave
*polarization
*pressure wave
*pulse-density modulation

Q

*QT interval
*quadrature
*quadrature amplitude modulation
*quantum optics
*quantum tunneling

R

*radar
*radar astronomy
*radar cross section
*radar gun
*radio propagation
*radio waves
*Rayleigh scattering
*Rayleigh wave
*Rayleigh-Jeans law
*redshift
*reflection coefficient
*reflection seismology
*refraction
*relativistic Doppler effect
*resonance
*ring modulation
*ring wave guide
*ripple
*ripple tank
*rogue wave (oceanography)
*Rossby wave

*S-wave
*sample (signal)
*sawtooth wave
*sea state
*seiche
*seismic wave
*seismograph
*seismology
*Sellmeier equation
*shallow water equations
*shock wave
*shortwave
*significant wave height
*sine wave
*single-sideband modulation
*skywave
*solitary wave
*soliton
*sonar
*sound wave
*speed of sound
*square wave
*standing wave
*standing wave ratio
*Stokes drift
*subharmonic
*superharmonic
*super low frequency
*surface wave
*surface acoustic wave
*surface-wave-sustained mode
*surfing
*swell (ocean)
*synthetic aperture radar

T

*tidal bore
*tidal power
*tidal resonance
*tide
*tired light theory
*transverse mode
*transverse wave
*traveling-wave tube
*triangle wave
*trigonometric function
*tsunami

U

*ultra low frequency
*ultrasound
*ultraviolet catastrophe
*undular bore
*underwater wave

V

*vestigial-sideband modulation
*vibrating string
*voltage standing wave ratio

W

*wake
*wave base
*wave drag
*wave equation
*wavefront
*wave impedance
*wavelength
*wave period
*wave power
*wave vector
*waveform
*waveform monitor
*waveguide
*wavenumber
*wavenumber-frequency diagram
*waverider
*waves and shallow water
*wave velocity
*wave-particle duality
*wavefunction
*wavefunction collapse
*wavelength
*wavelength-division multiplexing
*Wien's law

X

*X-band radar

Z

*zero-dispersion slope
*zero-dispersion wavelength
*zone plate


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