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IEVref:705-02-15ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: direction of propagation (of a wave)
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Definition: the direction of the normal to the wavefront at a given point, positive in the direction of increasing phase

NOTE 1 – The direction of propagation at a point is that of the real component of the wave vector.

NOTE 2 – The direction of propagation of a wave may differ from the direction of propagation of energy for this wave.


Publication date:1995-09
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