   Chapter 27, Problem 22CQ

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Textbook Problem

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?

To determine

To Explain:

Constructive and destructive interference. How is it affected by reflection and refraction?

Explanation

Introduction:

When two waves of light superimpose to give a resultant wave with different amplitude, this phenomenon is known as interference.

Interference is a phenomenon that is observed when two waves of light allowed to superimpose in a same medium and the resultant beam has different amplitude than the original.

There are two types of interference:

Constructive interference:

If the path difference of the resultant beam is even multiple of half of the wavelength the interference is constructive...

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