incoherent waves

incoherent waves

[‚in·kō′hir·ənt ′wāvz]
(physics)
Waves having no fixed phase relationship.
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They are right to ignore this: unlike the advanced response of the absorber, and both the advanced and retarded fields of the source, this field will be composed of incoherent waves, arising as it does from absorber particles scattered through a certain region of space.