How are waves used to transfer information? The basic principle is simple. At one end, a transmitter “encodes” or modulates messages by varying the amplitude or frequency of the wave – a bit like Morse code. At the other, a receiver tuned to the same wavelength picks up the signal and ‘decodes’ it back to the desired form: sounds, images, data, etc.
How do waves transport energy and matter? In a wave phenomenon, energy can move from one location to another, yet the particles of matter in the medium return to their fixed position. A wave transports its energy without transporting matter. Waves are seen to move through an ocean or lake; yet the water always returns to its rest position.
Why do waves transfer energy and not matter? The particles ‘take part’ in the wave by bumping into one another and transferring energy. This is why energy can be transferred, even though the average position of the particles doesn’t change.
What is the importance of waves? Waves are a very important and necessary part of the workings of our planet; the motions they create perform a vital role in transporting energy around the globe and shaping the coastlines.
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