More Than Two Kinds of Waves

Jeans puts waves into two categories of matter and radiation, but Carson's waves of the ocean fall into neither category, but are waves of mass and velocity.

Folksonomies: perspectives taxonomy waves

The Universe is Made Up of Two Kinds of Waves

The tendency of modern physics is to resolve the whole material universe into waves, and nothing but waves. These waves are of two kinds: bottled-up waves, which we call matter, and unbottled waves, which we call radiation or light. If annihilation of matter occurs, the process is merely that of unbottling imprisoned wave-energy and setting it free to travel through space. These concepts reduce the whole universe to a world of light, potential or existent, so that the whole story of its creation can be told with perfect accuracy and completeness in the six words: 'God said, Let there be light'.


Bottled up waves in matter and the roaming waves of radiation.

Folksonomies: energy waves matter


The Many Waves and How They Interact in the Ocean

As long as there has been an earth, the moving masses of air that we call winds have swept back and forth across its surface. And as long as there has been an ocean, its waters have stirred to the passage of the winds. Most waves are the result of the action of wind on water. There are exceptions, such as the tidal waves sometimes produced by earthquakes under the sea. But the waves most of us know best are the wind waves.

It is a confused pattern that the waves make in the open sea--a mixture of countless different wave trains, intermingling, overtaking, passing, or sometimes engulfing one another; each group differing from the others in the place and manner of its origin, in its speed, its direction of movement; some doomed never to reach any shore, others destined to roll across half an ocean before they dissolve in thunder on a distant beach.


There are so many types of waves, of different origins, traveling for miles, interacting with one another, crossing paths, opposing and reinforcing one another.

Folksonomies: nature