phase velocity

noun Physics.
the velocity with which a simple harmonic wave is propagated, equal to the wavelength divided by the period of vibration.


Origin:
1930–35

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phase speed or phase velocity
 
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physics wave speed, Also called: wave velocity the speed at which the phase of a wave is propagated, the product of the frequency times the wavelength. This is the quantity that is determined by methods using interference. In a dispersive medium it differs from the group speed
 
phase velocity or phase velocity
 
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The growth of a third harmonic wave is limited by the difference between the phase velocity of the pump and driven waves.
The phase velocity dispersion curves are then used to calculate phase-matched filters to improve detection.
The phase velocity is used as an indicator of the structural soundness of the pile.
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