transverse wave


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transverse wave

[trans¦vərs ′wāv]
(geophysics)
(physics)
A wave in which the direction of the disturbance at each point of the medium is perpendicular to the wave vector and parallel to surfaces of constant phase.
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Caption: FIGURE 8: Longitudinal wave velocity (Ci) (a) and transverse wave velocity (Cr) (b) of POM and POM/HAp nanocomposites with different HAp content.
When the condition of [[theta].sub.i] < [[theta].sub.r] < [[theta].sub.1] is satisfied, there exist both refraction longitudinal wave and refraction transverse wave in the solid medium I.
Domain decomposition plays a significant role in the correction of the arrival times of longitudinal and transverse waves. The arrival times of longitudinal and transverse waves identified from the purified extracted microseismic wave contribute to ensuring the reliability of focus repositioning and focus energy recalculation.
A measurement of a particle's position is a measurement of the longitudinal wave, not the transverse wave.
Almost all the diagrams of longitudinal waves, to cite the most simple example, given in textbooks or drawn on the board in class are depicted, generally for liquids, especially water, as transverse waves inside a tube.
In order to obtain an unambiguous solution, the field components must satisfy the appropriate boundary conditions at the surface of the cavity wall (i.e., the tangential fields must be continuous at the wall surface); the transverse wave impedance must also be continuous across the wall interface.
The longitudinal wave (P-wave) or thermal wave (T-wave) or transverse wave (SV-wave) propagating through the medium [M.sub.1] which is designated as the region [x.sub.3] > 0 is considered.
When transverse wave [S.sup.1] reaches the I-I surface, some new waves are produced, for example, reflected transverse wave [S.sup.2], reflected longitudinal wave [S.sup.3], refracted transverse wave [S.sup.4], and refracted longitudinal wave [S.sup.5].
The scalar transverse function denoted by T(r, [phi]) in (1) for TM-waves in a coaxial wave guide is a solution of the transverse wave equation
where [k.sub.z1,2] = [([([omega]/c).sup.2] [[epsilon].sub.f1,2] - [k.sup.2.sub.x]).sup.1/2] are the transversal wave numbers of the semiconductor and dielectric layers, respectively; the Bloch wave number [bar.k] is an effective transverse wave number that characterizes the periodicity of the structure; [[epsilon].sub.f1] = [[epsilon].sub.[parallel]] + [[epsilon].sup.2.sub.[perpendicular to]]/[[epsilon].sub.[parallel]] is the Voigt effective permittivity of the semiconductor layer.
6.23 5.98 [C.sub.L](mm/[micro]s) Transverse wave speed 3.100 3.264 [C.sub.s](mm/[micro]s) Longitudinal impedance, 17.44 45.50 p[C.sup.L](GPs/mm/[micro]s) Shear impedance pCs (GPa/mm/[micro]s) 8.68 24.90 Mass density, p (kg/[m.sup.3]) 2800 7612 Young's modulus, E (GPa) 71 207 Shear modulus, [micro] (GPa) 26.9 81.1 Tensile strength, [delta] yield 572 2758 (Mila) For the constant hydrostatic pressure and the pressure-drop experiments, the flyer is approximately 76 mm in diameter and 13 mm in thickness.