other names for phase speed
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- wave mechanics,
- wave moth,
- wave number,
- wave of the future,
- wave power,
- wave tank,
- wave theory,
- wave train,
- wave trap,
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Examples from the Web for wave speed
In a vacuum there is no dying out of the waves, so that the group-speed and the wave-speed are identical.
The wave-speed is that required to carry a wave crest A to the position of the crest B in the wave time.