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Homework Help: Wave clarrification

  1. Feb 28, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    So i have been asked this question:

    Q. What happens if you have a microwave transmitter and receiver and you rotate the receiver at 90° 180° 270° and 360°

    2. The attempt at a solution

    If i am correct, at 90° you will receive a signal because the wave can only travel in one plane direction.
    At 180° the plane of the wave direction changes (X->Y) and this does not get through to the receiver.

    At 270° and 360° it will be the repeat of 90 and 180?

    Am i correct?
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  3. Feb 28, 2010 #2


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    The question isn't clear. Rotate from what original orientation? My guess would be that the receiver is originally aligned with the transmitter and you get a maximum signal at zero degrees. No signal at 90 degrees.
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