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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In addition, a partial loss of constructive interference in a steady state (CISS) signal was noted in the basal turn and the middle turn (figure 2, A) of the cochlea.
This is achieved by combining elements in a phased array in such a way that signals at particular angles experience constructive interference while others experience destructive interference.
Figure 2(a) refers to the electric field distribution at the plane y = 70[delta] and (b) refers to the electric field distribution at the exit plane z = 101[delta].In Figure 2(a), the light intensity profile clearly displays the path of the beam reflected by the damage sites, the standing wave generated by these reflections, and the high intensity spots resulting from constructive interference between these waves.
Such constructive interference transcends mere affinity and, once upon a time might have been called a dialectic.
Park will have two new works: "Constructive Interference" and "Writing in Recursive."

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