A traveling wave is created by a vibrating object. As the object
vibrates, it pushes and pulls particles in the medium. Each particle
then affects its neighboring particles, displacing them from their
original position. This causes a wave formation as the original
disturbance travels outward through the medium. As the wave travels, a
crest advances forward from particle to particle, transporting energy as
it moves. This crest is followed by a trough which is in turn followed
by the next crest. This generates a sine wave pattern traveling through
the medium. This sine wave pattern continues to move uninterrupted until
it encounters an obstacle such as another wave pattern or some sort of
boundary. An ocean wave is the classic example of a traveling wave.
The way that we observe the electromagnetic spectrum is within time and
space. The energy starts here, makes a wave, travels through time and
space, and arrives over there. Energy comes from the sun, makes a wave,
travels through space, and hits our eyes in the visual range as light
and we see it. Longer wavelengths hit our bodies and are perceived as
heat. Even longer wavelengths are detected by equipment as radio waves.
Shorter wavelengths in the form of ultraviolet, which we cannot see,
react with our skin and give us a tan. And even shorter wavelengths such
as x-rays and gamma rays are absorbed by our atmosphere and donít reach
us at all.
Many physicists are still convinced that this electromagnetic band of
vectoring (moving through space and time) energy is all there is. They
base all their physics and their mathematics on it. But this theory base
just doesnít include all observed phenomena. There are gaps, anomalies,
which canít be explained by this physics theory base.