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Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: travelling plane wave
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Definition: an electromagnetic wave which is both a homogeneous plane wave and a travelling wave

NOTE – In the case of a sinusoidal travelling plane wave, in a homogeneous medium in the direction of propagation and for each component of the wave, the phase varies linearly with the distance and the amplitude is constant or, if the medium is dissipative, decreases exponentially with distance.


Publication date:1995-09
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