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- Two or more waves traveling in the same direction/arriving at the same point in space, the net sum of which is the sum of each individual wave
- -phasor diagrams
- -ie. plane waves
In reality, the summation of waves departures from linearity (it is nonlinear at higher amplitudes) and the summation of waves in reality is called interference
- The crest-to-cret distance stays the same in a single wave
All the troughs and peaks line up for multiple waves in motion (minimizing the amount of a source ie. pinhole increases the spatial coherence)