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wave front

Of a sound wave, a continuous, imaginary surface which is the locus of points having the same phase at a given instant.
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Honda, Weakly complete wave fronts with one principal curvature constant, Kyushu J.
Comparing the DG method to the finite volume method with FCT developed by Lin [1], we can see that the DG method has a much sharper wave front compared to FCT (Figure 13).
Because the propagation speed of the wave front in [R.sub.1] is larger than the propagation speed in S, it follows that S will penetrate [R.sub.1] at ([x.sub.1], [t.sub.1]) which satisfies
Moreover, in some cases, high impulse values are also recorded at the sides of the meandering wall due to the relatively strong wave fronts that are present at both those areas.
In general, it can be expected that the wave front will propagate in line with following expression:
To remove the various aberrations in the laser beam the wave front sensor less technique adopts a control algorithm that provides a relationship between the second order atmospheric aberration and far field intensity[30] .
Therefore, both the power flow and the wave front propagate in the same direction analogously to a usual isotropic medium.
Therefore, the medium of shock wave front is in the initial state, it can be considered that [e.sub.0] = 0, and since the fluid is static in the initial state, [u.sub.0] = 0.
It is well known that (4) has a planar traveling wave front [phi]([xi]) which is unique up to phase shift under assumptions (F1)-(F3), with the unique positive traveling wave speed [bar.c].
To measure the broadband pulsed magnetic fields a measuring circuit consisting of two independent channels: wave front measurement and a channel of the pulse width measurement is described.
Visual acuity and higher-order aberrations with wave front-guided and wave front optimized laser in situ keratomileusis.