Wave phase

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I'm confused about in phase and definite phase relationships.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
1. Two waves of 360 degree phase difference are in phase.
2. Two waves that are 180 degree out of phase are classified as having definite phase relationships.
 

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anorlunda
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Your question as phrased is not about physics, rather the definition of the word definite. If the phrase relationship was indefinite, the phrase could be any angle.

Definite: clearly stated or decided; not vague or doubtful.
 
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sophiecentaur
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The "definite" phase for two waves with 360 degrees difference is zero degrees. That is as definite as any value. (38 degrees or 151 degrees).
I think you are looking for a problem that isn't there.
 

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