Faculty Publications

Title

Dispersion of capillary-gravity waves: A derivation based on conservation of energy

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

European Journal of Physics

Volume

22

Issue

3

First Page

225

Last Page

231

Abstract

Waves on fluids provide an excellent context for introducing some important topics in fluid dynamics. In this paper we first discuss the behaviour of standing surface waves and present their special properties. Next the dispersion relation of surface waves is derived in a novel way by applying the conservation of energy to the case of standing waves.

Original Publication Date

5-1-2001

DOI of published version

10.1088/0143-0807/22/3/305

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