Rectilinear propagation

Rectilinear propagation

Rectilinear propagation is a wave property which states that waves (move or spread out) in straight lines. This property applies to both transverse and longitudinal waves. Even though a wave front may be bent (the waves created by a rock hitting a pond) the individual waves are moving in straight lines.

External links

* Boom, "Modern Physics". The Nature of Waves, Chapter 10. Physics On-Line Research Textbook, SLVHS.


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