- A wave diagram provides a visual representation of how a wave behaves when it interacts with various different media or objects.
- The purpose of a wave diagram is to illustrate optical phenomena, including reflection, refraction, dispersion, and diffraction.
- Wave diagrams can be useful in both theoretical and practical applications, such as understanding the basics of the physics of light or designing complex optical systems.
- Wave diagrams are not limited to light; they can also be used to represent other types of waves, such as sound or radio waves.
Here at lightcolourvision.org, we use the term wave diagram to refer to a diagram that uses a set of drawing conventions and labels to describe the attributes of light waves including wavelength, frequency, amplitude and direction of travel.