Enter the amplitude, angular frequency, and phase angle into the calculator to determine the phase difference.

## Phase Difference Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the phase difference.

PD = A * sin ( ω * Φ )

- Where PD is the phase difference
- A is the amplitude of the waveform
- ω is the angular frequency (rad/s)
- Φ is the phase angle (rad)

## Phase Difference Definition

A phase difference is defined as angle at which a waveform has shifted from some reference point along the x-axis.

## Phase Difference Example

How to calculate a phase difference?

**First, determine the amplitude.**Calculate the amplitude of the wave.

**Next, determine the angular frequency.**Calculate the angular frequency of the wave.

**Next, determine the phase angle.**Calculate the phase angle.

**Finally, calculate the phase difference.**Calculate the phase difference using the equation above.

## FAQ

**What is a phase difference?**

A phase difference, also known as phase shift, is the angle that a waveform has shifted from a reference point along the x-axis.

**What is a phase shift?**

A phase shift is the same as a phase difference.

**What is a phase angle?**

A phase angle is the angle representing a difference in phase. 360 degrees is one complete cycle.