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Acoustic wave

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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 previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Robert Splinter

The incident acoustic wave used in mechanical acoustic microscopy can be generated by piezoelectric devices and requires focusing techniques to enhance the resolution, since the resolution will be restricted by the width of the acoustic ...

Google previewFiber Optics Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin Weik

See also acoustics, acoustic wave, ...

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 ...

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 previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors - 3 Volume Set (2000)

by Informa Healthcare

Acoustic wave length, 1, is the distance between two successive points, measured in the direction of the disturbance propagation, in which the vibrations are in the same phase (or the distance traveled by the wave front during one full period).

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