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Coherent sources for interference

Regular interference pattern can be observed if the two wave sources are coherent. Two sources are coherent if they have the same frequency and constant phase difference. Could someone please ...
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Coherence with an infinfinite number of waves

If I had an infinite number of sine waves with frequencies between 0 and 2, and I know what amplitude each wave has, is there a way for me to predict how they interfere? for example if I have: ...
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Are two waves being in phase is the same as saying that the two waves are coherent?

If two waves are coherent, is it the same as them being in phase? Please correct if I'm wrong.
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coherence length

Suppose i have two waves emanating from a point source. The waves start out completely in phase. Is the coherence length consistently defined as the length at which these two waves achieve a phase ...