Definition of stationary wave in English:

stationary wave

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noun

Physics
  • another term for standing wave.
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    • On varying the width, one can observe in detail the transformation of the stationary waves confined between the steps of atomic height in waves of electrons that move freely.
    • The stationary wave of Activator concentration is very similar to modes of vibration on a guitar string: only certain wavelengths can fit.
    • The conditions giving rise to different types of flow are examined; in particular, the conditions causing stationary waves in the downstream area.

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