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What is meant by space average?

  1. Oct 17, 2009 #1
    What is meant by "space average?"

    What is meant by the term "space average?"

    I think my understanding would be similar to taking the time average of something, i.e. using an integral:
    [tex]\frac{1}{b-a}*\int f(t) dt [/tex]

    Where the integral goes from a to b.

    But instead t would be replaced with x (the position), and the function adjusted appropriately. Is this right?
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  3. Oct 17, 2009 #2


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    Re: What is meant by "space average?"

    Yes it is, at least for 1-dimensional space.
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