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what is k

I am curious to know what is k in \(sin(kx-wt)\).name of k.

Note by Kyle Finch
2 years, 4 months ago

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K is the wave number or better said as :

\(k=\dfrac{2\pi}{\lambda}\)

Where \(\lambda\) is the wavelength of the wave. Ronak Agarwal · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Ronak Agarwal Then what is \(frac{1}{lambda}\) in Rydberg formula .are they both same pronounced Kyle Finch · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Kyle Finch Check this Article Ronak Agarwal · 2 years, 3 months ago

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@Ronak Agarwal Now I understood ,thanks for the link phenom Kyle Finch · 2 years, 3 months ago

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\(k\) in \(\sin(kx-wt)\) is called the \(wave\) \(number\) in physics. Samuel Ayinde · 2 years, 4 months ago

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@Deepanshu Gupta @Ronak Agarwal plz help Kyle Finch · 2 years, 4 months ago

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