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wave speed

wave velocity

  1. other names for phase speed
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Historical Examples of wave speed

  • The wave-speed is that required to carry a wave crest A to the position of the crest B in the wave time.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 5


  • In a vacuum there is no dying out of the waves, so that the group-speed and the wave-speed are identical.