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About wave interference

  1. Dec 21, 2006 #1
    Hi. Could anyone tell me what would happen if these two waves meet? I would also appreciate it if anyone could explain to me how they arrived at their conclusion.

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  3. Dec 21, 2006 #2

    berkeman

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    A left-travelling wave and a right-travelling wave of the same amplitude and wavelength will form standing waves. Is this a homework problem?
     
  4. Dec 21, 2006 #3

    berkeman

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    Also, I don't see a conclusion, just the waveform drawing.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2006 #4
    for linear waves, a particle at the midpoint between those waves will oscillate once with twice the amplitude of the original waves.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2006 #5

    disregardthat

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    Does a photon move in a 1 dimensional direction, or does it move like a wave covering all 'three dimensional' area as it is emitted. (like all 360 degrees on a paper, only three dimensional)
     
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