Wave Vector

(redirected from K-vector)

wave vector

[′wāv ‚vek·tər]
(physics)
A vector whose direction is the direction of phase propagation of a wave at each point in space, and whose magnitude is sometimes set at 2π/λ and sometimes at 1/λ, where λ is the wavelength.

Wave Vector

 

the vector k, whose direction coincides with the direction of propagation of a traveling wave; it is numerically equal to the wave number.

References in periodicals archive ?
V denotes a finite-dimensional K-vector space of dimension r [greater than or equal to] 1 and U := [V.
P(X, k, J) is contained in the symmetric algebra over some K-vector space, where K is a field of characteristic zero.
Let K be a field of characteristic zero, V be a finite-dimensional K-vector space of dimension r [greater than or equal to] 1 and U = [V.