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_{0}cosϕ = ℜa

_{0}e

^{iϕ}.

Where did this come from? I know that the phase of a wave is given by ϕ = kx−ωt+ϕ0 but then I am stuck.

Please help! Thanks :D

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Where did this come from? I know that the phase of a wave is given by ϕ = kx−ωt+ϕ0 but then I am stuck.

Please help! Thanks :D

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The phase of a wave at (x,t) is a_{0}cosϕ = ℜa_{0}e^{iϕ}.

no, that's

the *phase* is ϕ = kx−ωt+ϕ_{0}

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Thanks Tiny Tim! i totally get it now :)

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