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Is there a term called 'Wave Factor'?

  1. Dec 14, 2011 #1
    Please can someone gives its definition or explain what it means??
    I have searched everywhere but without luck.
    thanks a lot.
     
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  3. Dec 14, 2011 #2
    Where did you read/hear about it?
     
  4. Dec 14, 2011 #3
    somebody asked me earlier
     
  5. Dec 14, 2011 #4

    e.bar.goum

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    Maybe they misheard "wave vector"?
     
  6. Dec 15, 2011 #5
    okay,
    then i can probably assume that there is nothing known as wave factor.
    thanks for the help!
     
  7. Dec 17, 2011 #6

    Redbelly98

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    Entirely possible, and that was my initial guess as well.

    Googling "wave factor" reveals something called "slow-wave factor", which has something to do with microwave transmission lines. If you read a few links turned up by Google, you'll know more than I do.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2011 #7
    Or wave number?
     
  9. Dec 18, 2011 #8

    Redbelly98

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    Possible. But when spoken, the word "vector" sounds a lot more like "factor" than "number" does.
     
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