from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The distance between one peak or crest of a wave of light, heat, or other energy and the next corresponding peak or crest.
- idiom on the same wavelength Informal In complete accord; in harmony: "a fluid ... production in which author, director, designer and cast seem to be working on the same wavelength” ( James Lardner).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The length of a single cycle of a wave, as measured by the distance between one peak or trough of a wave and the next; it is often designated in physics as λ, and corresponds to the velocity of the wave divided by its frequency.
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- n. the distance (measured in the direction of propagation) between two points in the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wave
- n. a shared orientation leading to mutual understanding
He was on a wavelength with her, in a way that most human beings aren't on a wavelength with animals. "
Right now the cloak operates for light between 1,400 and 1,800 nanometers in wavelength, which is the near-infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, just slightly longer than light that can be seen with the human eye.
This extremely simple relationship can be considered as the completely adequate expression of Wien's energy distribution law; for with the dependence upon the energy, the dependence upon the wavelength is always directly given through the general, well-established displacement law by Wien.
If the wavelength is getting shorter, or blue shifted, then the star is approaching.
If appearing on a star spectrum of 486.3 mm - its wavelength is 486.1 … its radial velocity is .2/486.1 = (123.43)? do you multiply by 300,000? is it Approaching or receding?
CO2 can only trap light at a certain wavelength and has exponentially decreasing returns for warming.
In the headlight example, the wavelength is that of visible light, and the optical system is your eye.
The ripple wavelength is not simply the speed of the wheel times the bounce frequency of the suspension, which seems to be a common belief.
No one wavelength is preferentially absorbed or reflected, so snow is essentially the color of the sunlight reflecting off of it — white.
The wavelength is taken to be 500 nm, the aperture width is 500 nm (i.e. one wavelength), and overall the images are 4000 nm by 4000 nm.