complex wave


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complex wave

[′käm‚pleks ′wāv]
(physics)
A waveform which varies from instant to instant, but can be resolved into a number of sine-wave components, each of a different frequency and probably of a different amplitude.
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The resulting complex wave propagation causes destructive interference in seismic records.
tz] are the complex wave numbers in the directions of x, y and z, respectively.
The complex wave mode implies that the phase constant and the attenuation constant of the propagation constant are both nonzero.
where Re{*} and Im{*} denote the real and the imaginary part of the complex wave field.
However, complex wave behavior is permitted in the HVAC component itself.
Dispersion waves play significant role in complex wave field observed in the samples, so the knowledge of dispersion curves improves significantly conclusions about AE events and sources and finally about tested polymer sample damage process.
Now that the optimal wave-quelling shapes were identified, the Kiefers looked deeper at the more complex wave signatures of competition swimmers.
The body can therefore be assumed simultaneously to exist in a characteristically complex wave form.
Our hypothesis was that our observations were the result of macropore flow, and that the intermittent nature of the irrigation pulses was responsible for the complex wave appearance of the recorded drainage flux.
5 GHz) and can accurately measure complex wave forms, such as Code Division Multiple Access and Wideband-CDMA in wireless applications.
Use of these complex wave modes helps to image areas with poor direct illumination and further improves steep-dip and event termination/truncation at salt boundaries.
0842 is either wave 4 or wave w within a complex wave 4.