Phase angle

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For other uses, see Phase angle (disambiguation).

In the context of vectors and phasors, the term phase angle refers to the angular component of the polar coordinate representation. The notation A\ang \!\ \theta,   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.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the General Services Administration document "Federal Standard 1037C".