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stationary wave

stationary wave

n
(General Physics) another name for standing wave

stand′ing wave′


n.
Physics.
a wave in which each point on the wave has a constant amplitude, ranging from zero at the nodes to a maximum, equal to the amplitude of the wave, at the antinodes.

sta·tion·ar·y wave

(stā′shə-nĕr′ē)
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Noun1.stationary wave - a wave (as a sound wave in a chamber or an electromagnetic wave in a transmission line) in which the ratio of its instantaneous amplitude at one point to that at any other point does not vary with time
undulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
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A similar connection between stationary waves and topography has been made on the day side of Venus.
Night side upper clouds form different shapes and morphologies than those found elsewhere-large, wavy, patchy, irregular, and filament-like patterns, many of which are unseen in dayside images-and are dominated by unmoving phenomena known as stationary waves.
The pupils observed several demonstrations of resonating systems and stationary waves and used their measurements from these to calculate the speed of waves down the length of dry spaghetti.
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If all taps are closed, in the pipe will appear stationary waves, having the maximum of variation of pressure at the end of (r) and at [lambda]/2--(though in b point).