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Wave number

  1. Oct 12, 2012 #1
    Hi folks,

    I am new to the group.
    I was willing to know what is the importance of polarization and also wave number?
    What idea does angular wave number and general wave number provides?
    Hope to hear from you guys,soon.

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Oct 12, 2012 #2


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    zakee.fancy, Welcome to Physics Forums!

    What research have you done on these subjects? No member here will “spoon feed” others who ask basic questions like yours. Some effort to learn must be shown first. Then when questions or explanations arise, members here are ready and willing to assist you to understand. When one has question like yours, it is easy begin your study by using Google search to find the Wikipedia pages. Below are examples:

    Polarization is a property of waves that can oscillate with more than one orientation.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polarization_(waves [Broken])

    In the physical sciences, the wavenumber is the spatial frequency of a wave.

    After you have studied the above information if you have some questions or doubts, then do come right back here and ask!

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