The act or process of propagating, especially the process by which a
disturbance, such as the motion of electromagnetic or sound waves, is
transmitted through a medium such as air or water.
Linguistically related notions:
→ diffusion (
Verbal noun of → propagate.
Fr.: nombre d'onde
A parameter, denoted k = 2π/λ, that along with the → angular frequency, ω = 2πν, is used to express the equation of → simple harmonic motion, y = cos (ωt - kx + π/2). Same as → wave number.
→ propagation; → number.
rectilinear propagation of light
tuceš-e râst-xatt-e nur
Fr.: propagation rectiligne de la lumière
The motion of light in the first approximation, as evidenced from the formation of shadows and other every day experience. However, → diffraction
→ rectilinear; → propagation; → light.