Parts of a Wave
Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
Wave Propagation, Huygens' Principle
3-D Surface Wave
Here, we will be considering mechanical waves. This type of wave is defined as a disturbance that moves, or propagates, through a medium. Light waves have much in common with mechanical waves, they share a lot of mathematics. However, for a complete understanding light waves you will need a bit more explanation than will be found here.