standing wave


  • The king, standing next to an overturned chair, waves his fist
    The king, standing next to an overturned chair, waves his fist
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n standing wave a wave (as a sound wave in a chamber or an electromagnetic wave in a transmission line) in which the ratio of its instantaneous amplitude at one point to that at any other point does not vary with time
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In literature:

But the figure was no longer standing erect, or waving hands, or making despairing signals.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
He couldn't stand there forever, like a fool, waving a pistol.
"What's-His-Name" by George Barr McCutcheon
An officer jumps ashore, climbs the torn embankment, stands upon the parapet and waves the Stars and Stripes.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
MacGregor was standing in the valley; he waved them a greeting and shouted something unintelligible.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
Phillips, standing on the deck below the bridge, waved back.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
He was yet half a mile away, but Rachel was standing in the doorway waving her apron.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Has hurried on my steps until I stand Within the breath of thy descending wave.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 2 August 1848" by Various
It is evident that the pressure here stands in connection with, is perhaps caused by, the tidal wave.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
I turned and gave a parting wave of the hand to a group of officers standing by.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
To Walter Harkness, standing motionless and alert amidst the waving grass, it seemed a hush of waiting.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Then I left him standing in the road, uttering a wild torrent of curses as I waved my hand in defiant farewell.
"The Count's Chauffeur" by William Le Queux
Mr. Magee, from the platform, waved good-by to the agent standing forlorn in the station door.
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" by Earl Derr Biggers
The next instant Shaw pushed open a door and, standing back, waved his guest into a lighted room.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
While standing near the bows of the vessel, I saw a hand and arm rise slowly behind the stern, and wave from side to side.
"Tales from "Blackwood"" by Various
They were standing, and Charles waved toward the dining-room.
"The Bright Shawl" by Joseph Hergesheimer
He saw young Frau Rossel standing among the evergreens, cheerfully nodding and waving her hand to him.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
He watched them standing on the platform together, waving their hands.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
It seemed as if Helene must still be standing on the lawn waving her handkerchief.
"Regina or the Sins of the Fathers" by Hermann Sudermann
Gerda was just below them, standing at the edge of the waves and looking out to sea.
"The School by the Sea" by Angela Brazil
The water was deep alongside, and the waves, as they struck, flew up in spray, which made standing almost impossible.
"Sturdy and Strong" by G. A. Henty

In poetry:

Without before the window,
There stands a gloomy pine,
Whose boughs wave upward and downward
As wave these thoughts of mine.
"The Haunted Chamber. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The wand of Time is waved, and lo!
Revealed Old Christmas stands,
And little children chuckle and crow,
And laugh and clap their hands.
"At a Pantomime." by William Schwenck Gilbert
I stand with thee outside the door,
The air not yet is close with heat,
And far across the yellowing wheat
The waves are breaking on the shore.
"A Summer Morning" by Robert Fuller Murray
The hut he built is standing still,
Deck'd with the shells he cull'd from shore;
Our bow'r is waving on the hill,
But where, alas! is Yarrimore?
"Yarrimore" by Sir John Carr
Tho' light'nings flash, tho' torrents pour,
And Liffy's stream invades the shore,
She stands unmov'd, nor sees the wave
Which bears her to the peaceful grave!
"Margaret's Death - A Song" by Maria Logan
Hail, generous Corsica! unconquered isle!
The fort of freedom; that amidst the waves
Stands like a rock of adamant, and dares
The wildest fury of the beating storm.
"Corsica" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld

In news:

Two small speakers create a standing wave, allowing the droplets to float on waves of sound.
Li Keqiang, one of the seven newly elected member of the Politburo Standing Committee, waves during a press event at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Thursday Nov 15, 2012.
She can also do a trick where she stands on her back legs and waves her paws.
New Sawdust artist Sean Hunter Brown stands in his booth on preview night surrounded by his photographs of breaking waves in their various magical forms that he captured on the shores of Laguna.
Longtime Deerfield-Windsor basketball coach Gordy Gruhl waves amidst a standing ovation at ABAC on Saturday night after the Knights beat Sherwood, 55-31, for the Region 3-AAA title — marking Gruhl's 1,000th career victory.
McIntyre may be the last man standing in GOP wave.
Why does it feel as if we're standing on the porch, waving goodbye to a guest we're relieved to see depart.
Enlarge Buy This Photo Members of the 1977 Northern Lakes League Football Champion team line up on the field to wave at the stands THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH.
China's new Politburo Standing Committee members Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang wave to press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing ( Carlos Barria Reuters, REUTERS / November 15, 2012 ).
Swimmers walk on the beach while a yellow caution flag waves from a lifeguard stand at Folly Beach, S.C.
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he stands with butler Paolo Gabriele, center, on May 4, 2011, at St Peter's square at The Vatican.
For seven or so miles, we rode standing waves, some strong enough to toss us into the air, as the river spilled through the beautiful Laurel Highlands of the Southern Allegheny.
President Obama (fourth from left) waves as he stands with ASEAN leaders for a group photo during the ASEAN-U.
It was probably when someone standing near me said, "This is just like Spanky's was" that the wave of nostalgia struck.
Scouts and Scout leaders wave to the reviewing stand during the Boy Scout Association Grand Centennial Parade along Constitution Avenue in Washington on Sunday, July 25, 2010.

In science:

Davidson, Adiabatic focusing of cold atoms in a blue-detuned laser standing wave, Appl.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
Anharmonic and standing dynamo waves: theory and observation of stellar magnetic activity.
Calibrating the Solar Dynamo: Magnetic Activity Cycles of Southern Sun-like Stars
These interfaces connect two extended states, such as: uniforms states, patterns, oscillatory, standing waves, spatio-temporal chaotic and so forth.
Transversal interface dynamics of a front connecting a stripe pattern to a uniform state
Initially, the theory of standing waves will be applied.
"D-Dimond1", Prototype Antenna RGA-05
Between two successive nodes of standing wave the current does not change its phase. Moreover, it will be assumed that Kirchhoff’s laws are in effect.
"D-Dimond1", Prototype Antenna RGA-05
For instance, hq |pi stands for the configuration space wave function of the momentum eigenstate |pi, namely a function of q for a fixed value of p.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
Both propagating waves and standing oscillations are detected in this region and their wavelength and phase speed are determined.
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
In 1998 ultracold atoms confined by a harmonic trapping potential have first been loaded onto arrays of standing light waves known as optical lattices .
Real-time evolution for weak interaction quenches in quantum systems
Gould, “Localization of atoms in a three-dimensional standing wave,” Phys.
Threshold of a random laser based on Raman gain in cold atoms
We identify the cell eigen-modes νn by the number of nodes n given by intersection between the relevant standing wave and the longest cell diagonal (the diagonal AB in the Figure 1).
Small-Size Resonant Photoacoustic Cell of Inclined Geometry for Gas Detection
Diffraction of a Released Bose-Einstein Condensate by a Pulsed Standing Light Wave.
Randomized benchmarking of atomic qubits in an optical lattice
Here m(x) stands for the particle’s effective mass, q(x) and v(x) denote the potentials, φ(x) is the wave function and E denotes the real-valued energy and we use atomic units.
Intertwining of exactly solvable generalized Schrodinger equations
The results are obtained with exact diagonalization for a chain of 12 spins, with a standing wave configuration such that k = π/(2a) and α = 0.
Quantum Memory Assisted Probing of Dynamical Spin Correlations
As it is believed that a large deflection changes the fibre properties by a larger amount, the distance is adjusted to the frequency at which it produces standing waves.
Modal noise prediction in fibre-spectroscopy I: Visibility and the coherent model
The factor φ is the phase of the moving standing wave in the center of the initial atomic wavepacket in the middle of the Bragg pulse .
Prototyping method for Bragg-type atom interferometers