wave equation

noun

Definition of wave equation

: a partial differential equation of the second order whose solutions describe wave phenomena

Examples of wave equation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bohr interpreted this probability-wave equation as a complete definition of the particle. Quanta Magazine, "Fluid Tests Hint at Concrete Quantum Reality," 24 June 2014 The wave equation presented by Schrödinger the previous year, Born said, was basically a piece of mathematical machinery for calculating the chances of observing a particular outcome in an experiment. Quanta Magazine, "Mysterious Quantum Rule Reconstructed From Scratch," 13 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of wave equation

1926, in the meaning defined above

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