Scalar Waves


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Feb5-04, 03:42 PM
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can someone explain this to me please?
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Feb5-04, 07:04 PM
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A scalar is just a number. A wave is a repetitive variation in that number. For example the altitude of each point in Wisconsin forms a scalar wave. Or sound waves, all you can hear is the intensity of the superimposed tones; the intensity is just a number (yeah, maybe a complex number) and it varies repetitively (i.e the cycles of the tones).

What context did you find the phrase in?
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Feb6-04, 06:49 PM
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in regards to Electronic Voice Phenomenon research by Tesla


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