constructive interference


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constructive interference

[kən′strək·div ‚in·tər′fir·əns]
(physics)
Phenomenon in which the phases of waves arriving at a specified point over two or more paths of different lengths are such that the square of the resultant amplitude is greater than the sum of the squares of the component amplitudes.
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Such constructive interference transcends mere affinity and, once upon a time might have been called a dialectic.
5 High-resolution highly T2-weighted images such as are obtained by the constructive interference in the steady state (CISS) sequence are the most useful.
The Sonarbell resembles a bowling ball (without finger holes) but inside it uses the two materials of its shell and core to create a constructive interference that amplifies the sound signal.

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