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What do u mean by phase in wave optics??

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    In any wave problem, some physical quantity varies above and below an average value, once per period, usually in a sinusoidal manner.. The phase measures how long is has been since the start of the previous cycle. One period corresponds to 2 pi radians of phase.

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