complementary wave

complementary wave

[‚käm·plə′men·trē ′wāv]
(electromagnetism)
Wave brought into existence at the ends of a coaxial cable, or two-conductor transmission lines, or any discontinuity along the line.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In Figure 12, the principal wave (or long wave) of the weld is convex, and the complementary wave (or the waveform corresponding to the characteristic depth) is also convex.
The complementary wave can be stable for a long time.
That would mean the resulting wave is composed of two complementary waves;
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