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Superposition of waves

  1. Feb 5, 2006 #1
    hi..

    Juz want to know if 2 waves were to interfere each other, in order to find the max intensity, is it possible to juz add the 2 wave intensity to find the max? if given that wave 1 intensity is
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2006 #2

    Astronuc

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    Yes, but one must be careful to add the appropriate intensities at the corresponding time and position.

    http://id.mind.net/~zona/mstm/physics/waves/interference/constructiveInterference/InterferenceExplanation2.html [Broken]

    http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/waves/u10l3c.html [Broken]

    http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/mmedia/waves/swf.html [Broken]

    http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/fourier.html [Broken]

    http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/ConstructiveInterference.html

    http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/Interference.html
     
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