Conventions for circular polarization

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Conventions for circular polarization

Postby Imperate » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:05 pm


I don't know if this kind of thing is going to come up in the PGRE anyway as Ive not worked up to doing many of the practice tests yet. But does anyone know what convention the GRE paper will assume, i.e. is it from the point of view of source or observer?


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Re: Conventions for circular polarization

Postby a bucket » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:21 pm

I believe the standard is point of view of observer (RCP/LCP, not Right/left-handed). But once you know one convention the other one is just the opposite.

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