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Wavelength

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:07 pm
by Bao Tram Nguyen
does the amplitude of a wavelength ever come into play? is it something that's important and in which cases?

Re: Wavelength

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:27 pm
by Sanjana Munagala_1j
As of now, we haven't really used amplitude, maybe it will be useful later on. All I know is that higher amplitude symbolizes higher intensity, but don't get that confused with higher energy, which is determined by frequency.

Hope that helps!!

Re: Wavelength

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:24 pm
by Maia_Jackson_2C
Also note that in constructive interference the amplitude gets larger and in destructive interference it gets smaller.

Re: Wavelength

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:53 pm
by ZevMarx-Kahn3C
Is it possible for interference to be both constructive and destructive (at different times) with the two waves staying the same?

Re: Wavelength

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:03 am
by Sarah Nichols 4C
705327693 wrote:Is it possible for interference to be both constructive and destructive (at different times) with the two waves staying the same?


I believe that if two waves were not in phase, but also not perfectly 180 degrees out of phase with each other, there would be some points where their interference would be constructive and some where it would be destructive