cylindrical wave

cylindrical wave

[sə′lin·drə·kəl ′wāv]
(electromagnetism)
A wave whose equiphase surfaces form a family of coaxial cylinders.
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The cylindrical wave is a common type of wave motion in homogeneous medium [1].
The present paper investigates the equivalent transformation relations between the plane wave in 1D medium and the cylindrical wave in polar geometry.
1), the governing equation of cylindrical wave can be written as follows:
The vector C both includes the case of a plane wave propagating at the scalar velocity c, and three-dimensional cases such as those of a cylindrical wave where C has at least two spatial components.
to cylindrical waves in a frame (r, [phi], z) with z along the direction of propagation.
The cylindrical wave on the Gaussian horn aperture has smaller phase error.
6 The Field of Circularly Cylindrical Wave Functions.
Teahupoo's (pronounced cho-poo) take-off is extremely steep leaving little margin for error with this powerful perfect cylindrical wave that breaks over an ultra shallow coral reef.
Teahupoo's (pronounced cho-poo) take-off is extremely steep, leaving little margin for error with this powerful perfect cylindrical wave that breaks over an ultra- shallow coral reef.
This suggests the existence of cylindrical waves which originate at the edge, but nonetheless the edge does not radiate energy.
are unit vectors in the directions of the above-mentioned evanescent cylindrical waves.
Interference between cylindrical waves should take place in a similar way as between plane waves.