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A partial differential equation of the form:∇2u=(1/c2)∂2u/∂t2, where ∇2=∂2/∂x2+∂2/∂y2+∂2/∂z2 is the Laplace operator. It represents the propagation of a wave, where u is the displacement and c the speed of propagation. See also Schrödinger equation.

2u=(1/c2)∂2u/∂t2

2=∂2/∂x2+∂2/∂y2+∂2/∂z2

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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