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Meaning of synchronization

  1. Oct 18, 2012 #1

    bgq

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    It is mentioned that the conditions of interference is that the waves should be coherent and synchronized.
    What is the meaning of synchronized waves?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Oct 18, 2012 #2

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    1b. SynchronizedWave Sources. Interference of two waves is generally only useful if the waves have the same frequency and hence a constant phase difference. This will happen if the two different waves come from sources that are “synchronized" so they emit crests at the same time, troughs at the same time, etc.

    www.physnet.org/modules/pdf_modules/m230.pdf
     
  4. Oct 20, 2012 #3

    bgq

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    OK, thank you very much.
     
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