complex wave


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complex wave

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(General Physics) physics a waveform consisting of a fundamental frequency with superimposed harmonics
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The device is intended to stimulate and investigate the nonlinear spatiotemporal dynamics of complex wave packets in photonic gratings and to enable pump-probe measurements of the interaction of transparent materials with femtosecond pulses and the formation of permanent material modifications.
Starting around 1920, says Bowen, certain strands of African American folk culture blended with orthodox Islamic knowledge, black nationalism, and various forms of esotericism to create a powerful and complex wave of Islamic movements.
78-85) Complex wave propagations of surface waves above 0.
b] is the complex wave number of background medium and it can be expressed by (6):
Complex wave and current conditions for normal, challenging and extreme conditions can easily be simulated and repeated.
Complex wave and current conditions for normal, challenging and extreme conditions can easily be simulated and repeated time after time, allowing devices and control algorithms to be iteratively adjusted to find optimal performance settings and reducing the time taken to get to the optimised 'right first time' design.
As a result of our study, the complex surface wave modes have been investigated in detail and it has been shown that the quasistatic solution does not supply the complex wave modes.
There they saw single, straight waves interacting with each other to form X- and Y-shaped waves, as well as more complex wave structures, all predicted by mathematical equations, Ablowitz said.
There they saw single, straight waves interacting with each other to form X- and Y-shaped waves as well as more complex wave structures, all predicted by mathematical equations, said Ablowitz.
The recorded holograms have been combined to gain the complex wave field that was reconstructed numerically by using the convolution approach.
This feature becomes evident in a range of different phenomena, from slow changes in the spectral composition of complex wave fields to almost explosive formation of unexpectedly high and steep wave humps in nonlinear interactions of solitons.
We've got that complex wave pattern that comes from everywhere--south, east, sometimes from the north.