Physics Simulations: Waves and Sound When two or more waves meet up with each other while moving through the same medium, interference occurs. When you try to observe this phenomenon in real life, the two waves become lost in one another and it becomes difficult to perceive the principles that underlie the phenomenon this simulation comes to the rescue, allowing the learner to step through in slow motion and view the Physics Tutorial: What is a Wave? Ocean waves do not transport water. An ocean wave could not bring a single drop of water from the middle of the ocean to shore. Ocean waves can only bring energy to the shore; the particles of the medium (water) simply oscillate about their fixed position. As such, water does not pile up on the beach. Wave - Types of Waves, Properties of Waves & Application Sound waves, waves in a Slinky, and water waves are all examples of this. Matter Waves: Any moving object can be described as a wave When a stone is dropped into a pond, the water is disturbed from its equilibrium positions as the wave passes; it returns to its equilibrium position after the wave has passed.