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why are newton rings observed in a circuler pattern?
 

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Borek
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lol, I thought you are trying to advertise ringtones for mobiles.

I think it is a simple geometry - think about distances covered by different rays before they interfere.
 
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Doc Al
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why are newton rings observed in a circuler pattern?
Consider how those patterns are typically produced--by putting a convex piece of glass over a flat plate. The curved surface has a spherical symmetry that leads to circular rings.

http://www.citycollegiate.com/newtons_rings.htm" [Broken]
 
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