IEVref: 103-10-09 ID: Language: en Status: Standard Term: wave vector Synonym1: Synonym2: Synonym3: Symbol: k Definition: vector k in the expression $\omega \text{ }t-k\cdot r+{\vartheta }_{0}$ of the phase of a sinusoidal waveNote 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 Source: Replaces: Internal notes: 2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00020 (IEV 103) - evaluation. JGO CO remarks: TC/SC remarks: VT remarks: Domain1: Domain2: Domain3: Domain4: Domain5: