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Lecture11 - The Phase of a Wave The phase is everything...

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The Phase of a Wave This formula is useful when the wave is really complicated. The phase is everything inside the cosine. E(x,t ) = A cos( ϕ ) , where = k x – ϖ t – θ = ( x,y,z,t ) and is not a constant, like
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PHYS 2163 taught by Professor Briscoe during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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