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B Wave phase

  1. Aug 14, 2016 #1
    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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  3. Aug 14, 2016 #2


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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.
  4. Aug 14, 2016 #3


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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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