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IEVref: | 103-10-09 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | wave vector | ||

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Symbol: | k | ||

Definition: | vector in the expression $\omega \text{\hspace{0.05em}}t-k\cdot r+{\vartheta}_{0}$ of the phase of a sinusoidal wavekNote 1 to entry: The wave vector is normal to the wave front and its magnitude is the angular wavenumber. Note 2 to entry: This concept can be generalized to complex wave vector in order to take attenuation in account (see IEC 60050-705). | ||

Publication date: | 2009-12 | ||

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Internal notes: | 2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00020 (IEV 103) - evaluation. JGO | ||

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Note 1 to entry: The wave vector is normal to the wave front and its magnitude is the angular wavenumber.

Note 2 to entry: This concept can be generalized to complex wave vector in order to take attenuation in account (see IEC 60050-705).