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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other

Publisher: OpenStax College

ISBN: 9781938168000

Chapter 27, Problem 22CQ

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How is the difference in paths taken by two originally in-phase light waves related to whether they interfere constructively or destructively? How can this be affected by reflection? By refraction?

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