reflected wave meaning

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  • [Electronics]
    1. An electromagnetic wave reflected by the ionosphere or by the surface of the earth. Compare INCIDENT WAVE and REFRACTED WAVE. Also see IONOSPHERE and IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION.
    2. A wave that is bounced off an obstruction, such as a building or mountain.


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  1. instead, most of the incoming energy reappears as the reflected wave.
  2. a detector at b will then record the time of arrival of the reflected wave.
  3. as a result a reflected wave is sent back into the water, but this is a rare faction wave.
  4. when the incident wave front reaches this point, the reflected wave is still some distance away.
  5. an interference field exists in space in the region where the two reflected waves are superimposed on each other.

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