Absorption of Waves

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Absorption of Waves

 

the conversion of wave energy into other forms of energy as a result of the interaction of the wave with the medium in which it propagates or with bodies that lie in the path of propagation. The mechanism of wave absorption may vary, depending on the nature of the wave and the properties of the medium in which the wave propagates. For example, the absorption of sound and the absorption of light exhibit different mechanisms.

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