Phase angle

Phase angle

In the context of vectors and phasors, the term phase angle refers to the angular component of the polar coordinate representation. The notation Aang ! heta, for a vector with magnitude (or "amplitude") "A" and phase angle θ, is called angle notation.

In the context of periodic phenomena, such as a wave, phase angle is synonymous with phase.

ee also

*Phasor (sine waves)
*Phase (waves)

External links

* [ Calculation of phase angle (phase difference) from time delay (time of arrival ITD) and frequency - Connection between phase, phase angle, frequency, and time of arrival (delay)]
* [ Phase angle]

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