Wavelength


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Bao Tram Nguyen
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Wavelength

Postby Bao Tram Nguyen » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:07 pm

does the amplitude of a wavelength ever come into play? is it something that's important and in which cases?

Sanjana Munagala_1j
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Re: Wavelength

Postby Sanjana Munagala_1j » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:27 pm

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!!

Maia_Jackson_2C
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Re: Wavelength

Postby Maia_Jackson_2C » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:24 pm

Also note that in constructive interference the amplitude gets larger and in destructive interference it gets smaller.

ZevMarx-Kahn3C
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Re: Wavelength

Postby ZevMarx-Kahn3C » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:53 pm

Is it possible for interference to be both constructive and destructive (at different times) with the two waves staying the same?

Sarah Nichols 4C
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Re: Wavelength

Postby Sarah Nichols 4C » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:03 am

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


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