Reading assignment: PpP 8.1-8.3, 10.1-10.4
Which of the following is NOT true of the 3D "wave vector"?
☐ Its magnitude is equal to 2π/λ.
☐ For every point inside a plane wave, it points the same direction.
☑ For every point inside a spherical wave, it points the same direction.
☐ It tells us which way the wave is going.
☐ In 1D it reduces to the wave number k.
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