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English translation: . Physics. the periodic variation of amplitude in the interference pattern of two waveforms.

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Spanish term or phrase:abatimientos
English translation:. Physics. the periodic variation of amplitude in the interference pattern of two waveforms.
Entered by: Ian McAllister
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17:21 Aug 31, 2001
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Science
Spanish term or phrase: abatimientos
from a physics syllabus - under mechanical waves:

Calcular la frecuencia de los abatimientos resultante[s] de la superposición de dos ondas armónicas con frecuencia ligeramente diferentes
wendy griswold
Local time: 13:20
beats
Explanation:
The physisists term for the null points in an interference patten is "beats" and the frequency is the "beat frequency".
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Ian McAllister
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Thanks so much!
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Summary of answers provided
na +4beatsIan McAllister
nacrests and valleys
mangordi
naintensity fluctuationsserapio
nalowering
Elinor Thomas
nadeviation
Parrot


  

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19 mins
lowering


Explanation:
Calculate the frequency of lowerings resulting from ...

HTH :-)


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Elinor Thomas
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38 mins
deviation


Explanation:
In maritime language, the meaning is "leeway", but essentially this is a "desvío". See if this works.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 19:20
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50 mins peer agreement (net): +4
beats


Explanation:
The physisists term for the null points in an interference patten is "beats" and the frequency is the "beat frequency".

Ian McAllister
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 47
Grading comment
Thanks so much!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  serapio: yeah, this is the right vocab
24 mins

agree  Raúl Waldman
25 mins

agree  Davorka Grgic: Sí, lo puedes comprobar con Google. Soy ingeniera de física.
1 hr
  -> http://www.harcourt.com/dictionary/def/1/1/6/6/1166600.html

agree  xxxJon Zuber
12 hrs
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1 hr
intensity fluctuations


Explanation:
Abatimientos would be attenuation, but what they're talking about is the throbbing that results from the interference of slightly different frequencies.


    training and experience in wave physics
serapio
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17 hrs
crests and valleys


Explanation:
peak fluctuations in waves...

Physics News Update Number 284 - PHASE IMAGING WITH HIGH- ...
... by measuring changes in phase. (If one considers the x ray as a wave with crests
and valleys, a phase shift is the amount by which the crests and valleys are ...
http://www.aip.org/enews/physnews/1996/split/pnu284-2.h


    see above
mangordi
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