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Phase velocity

  1. Oct 7, 2013 #1
    why is the phase velocity(c^2/v) greater than c?? since v<c it should be greater than c.. how does this happen?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 8, 2013 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    That's because its only a mathematical artifact of decomposing it into its Fourier components - its not an actual physical process.

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