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wave number

n.
The number of waves per unit distance in a series of waves of a given wavelength; the reciprocal of the wavelength.

wave number

n
(General Physics) physics the reciprocal of the wavelength of a wave. Symbol: ν or σ

wave′ num`ber


n.
the number of waves in one centimeter of light in a given wavelength; the reciprocal of the wavelength.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.wave number - the reciprocal of the wavelength of a wave
rydberg, rydberg constant, rydberg unit - a wave number characteristic of the wave spectrum of each element
frequence, frequency, oftenness - the number of occurrences within a given time period; "the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second"; "the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older"
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The parameter [epsilon] represents a typical (small) amplitude of waves while the parameter [delta] represents a typical (small) wavenumber.
k x v, where k is the wavenumber vector for water molecules, and that this is largest for water molecules moving in the direction of v.
A revolutionary acoustic wavenumber spectrometer from Los Alamos generates high rates of high-resolution, ultrasonic images of hidden structural properties or defects in materials.
The FTIR instrument operates in a single-beam mode and is capable of data collection over a wavenumber range of 400-4000 [cm.
Non-propagating modes do not transport energy along the plate [9], the imaginary part of the wavenumber gives the exponential decay of the scattered mode.
This data is reinforced [12] which states that the bending vibration of Al-OH absorption band appeared weaker in areas wavenumber 918.
Infrared absorption bands of minerals and kerogen [17] Mineral Wavenumber, [cm.
This value of C = O stretching vibration does not match the characteristic wavenumber for C = 0 group on PUR, which should appear in the range of 1730-1740 [cm.
The aspect ratio (a three-dimenionsional feature of the vortex) and the strength of the Doppler shift measured by the horizontal wavenumber multiplied by the Froude number, kFr, are used to determine where wave trapping occurs and for which waves in the wave field.
1]) Nyquist wavenumber and therefore, the thinnest magnetic source body that would have been delineated from the digitised data would have had around 2km width.