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Phase constant



In electromagnetic theory, the phase constant (also wavenumber) is the imaginary component of the propagation constant for a plane wave. It is represented by the symbol β.

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\beta = \frac{2\pi}{\lambda}

For a lossless transmission line:

\beta = \omega \sqrt{LC}


 
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