In the electromagnetism theory, the phase factor or constant (usually BETA) in wave propagation for lossy medium has the unit rad/m.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I understood that it must be interpreted as the amount of phase shift that occurs as the wave travels one meter.

However, differently of the attenuation factor (usually ALFA), I cannot see examples relating the phase factor to the distance. In other words, we can see the signal attenuation as the form of 8.69*ALFA*d, where d is the distance between the sender and the receiver. However, this distance "d" is not used in conjunction with the phase factor BETA. Is it right?

Can anyone provide me a complete example of the total attenuation (in dBs), given ALFA, BETA, frequency, and distance d, for a plane wave propagating in a lossy medium?

Thanks

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# Phase Factor in wave propagation (lossy medium): does the distance matters?

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