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The Energy of Nature$
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E. C. Pielou

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780226668062

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.001.0001

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Wave Energy

Wave Energy

Sound Waves and Seismic Waves

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(p.187) 17 Wave Energy
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The Energy of Nature
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E. C. Pielou

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.003.0017

Waves of various kinds account for much of the energy of nature; indeed, they account for most of the energy we experience with our senses. All that we see comes to us as light waves and all that we hear as sound waves, and much of the warmth we feel comes as radiant heat. No wave can travel forever and all are eventually dissipated, their energy degraded to entropy. In the context of energy, every kind of wave inspires two questions: How do they originate? And how are they dissipated? This chapter discusses sound waves and seismic waves.

Keywords:   sound waves, seismic waves, wave energy

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