"Point S1 and S2 are close sources of circular water waves each of wavelength 6.0cm. P is a point some distance away from the sources. Explain whether the following path differences (path difference = PS2 - PS1) result in nodes or anti-nodes.
I am very confused. What am I supposed to do?
Physics - bobpursley, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:31pm
if the path length is a multiple of a wavelength, reinforcement (anti-node) occurs, if it is a odd number of half-wavelengths, it is destructive and a node results.
for instance d) Not a multiple of 6cm, but it is ...18+3 or 6*3+3 which means it is a halflength left over, destructive.
Physics - Stuck, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 10:27pm
Ah! Thank you so much!