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What is Phase?

  1. Aug 17, 2011 #1
    What is Phase in physics?
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  3. Aug 17, 2011 #2


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    Depends on the context. It sometimes means the distance (in time units) between to cyclic events.
  4. Aug 17, 2011 #3


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    It can also refer to a state - as in Solid phase and liquid phase. You need to specify the context.
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