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Superposition of waves

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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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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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