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Definition of the noun acoustic wave

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  1. (acoustics) a wave that transmits sound

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Google previewDictionary of Material Science and High Energy Physics (2001)

by Dipak K. Basu

ion acoustic wave where A is the amplitude, α, β are constants, t is the time, and x is the position. Hence, as the amplitude increases the speed increases, while the width shrinks. Solitons are related to shock waves through a quasi-potential ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optical Engineering: Las-Pho, pages 1025-2048 (2003)

by Ronald G. Driggers

The traveling acoustic wave induces a strain in the medium, which causes a change in its index of refraction n given by:'3s...

Google previewFiber Optics Standard Dictionary (1997)

by Martin Weik

See also acoustics, acoustic wave, ...

Google previewDictionary of Physics (2010)

by Sanjay Yadav

acoustic wave: 1. Syn. sound ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, Concise (2013)

by Herman F. Mark

however, a surface or Rayleigh wave, called a surface acoustic wave, can also be propagated. A surface acoustic wave probe for polymers has been developed. Periodic distortions in piezoelectric substrates are induced by application of r-f ...

Google previewElectronics (Collins Dictionary of) (2014)

by Ian Sinclair

Acoustic waves are also usedinwave FILTERS.See DELAY LINE; SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE. acoustic feedbackthe unwanted feedback of sound waves.

Google previewDictionary of Pure and Applied Physics (2000)

by Dipak Basu

They can be described with the one- dimensional equation of motion, the acoustic wave equation, which relates the second derivative of sound pressure p along the direction of propagation x to the second derivative of the sound pressure with ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin H. Weik

acoustic wave. See sound wave. acoustooptic (a-o). Pertaining to the interaction of optical and acoustic waves. Also see acoustooptic effect. acoustooptic ...

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