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Can weever have dispersion of a wavegroup with a unique frequency?

  1. Jul 11, 2006 #1
    Can weever have disperdion of a wavegroup with a unique frequency?
     
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  3. Jul 12, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    Dispersion occurs because the speed of the wave in the material is frequency dependant causing the different frequency components to separate over time. For a single frequency wave, there is nothing to spread out. (Assuming the wave begins and ends at some point, it cannot have a unique frequency).

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