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 Post subject: Torsion wavesPosted: Wed, 28 May 2003 00:36:29 UTC
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Does anyone happen to know enough about torsion waves to explain what they are? I was looking at varioious web sites, but most of them say different things, so couldn't really figure out what their significance is. Just wondering.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed, 28 May 2003 02:10:00 UTC
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Wow, you're right!
Not a single web page defines what a torsion wave is.

It's my understanding that these are waves which rock from side to side as they traverse from one position to another.

Imagine a long board traveling away from you towards a point, it's length being perpendicular to it's path.
Then imagine the board is moving up and down from side to side, as if it were being used as a see-saw.
The motion created by the board is a torsion wave.

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 Post subject: Torsion wavePosted: Wed, 28 May 2003 02:16:32 UTC
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Thanks for the explanation, Andyistic.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed, 28 May 2003 02:19:16 UTC
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I have two college physics books and neither one has anything about torsion waves (this is of course just looking at the index). Just curious but you dont know what else they might be called would you?

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed, 28 May 2003 02:20:49 UTC
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fkulv wrote:
I have two college physics books and neither one has anything about torsion waves. Just curious but you dont know what else they might be called would you?

I'm putting my money on "Waves of Strangeness".

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed, 28 May 2003 02:25:01 UTC
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lol. andyistic. you are fast on the trigger. I posted my last comment. Immediately clicked edit to add a couple ( ) and submited. And You had already qouted me and moved on before I could finish my first post.

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