On the outer edges of Newton Ring patterns, the fringes are really close together, and much more uneven. Also, the spacing does not seem to decrease linearly at all as you move from the center. Why is ...
How much can a thin layer of hi-speed material within a low-speed volume block a wave due to total internal reflection?
Consider a block of isotropic material with compression wave velocity associated with it, $v_1$. Consider a thin flat layer of high compression wave velocity $v_2, v_2>v_1$ that is buried within ...
I read about the geometrical limit of wave theory. The source from where I read had a slightly different explanation to provide than here(The more rigorous answer is too complicated for me to ...
In Vladimir I. Arnold's Lectures on Partial Differential Equations, Chapter 3 Huygens' Principle in the Theory of Wave Propagation, which is devoted to the proof of Huygens principle (original one by ...
The description of the passage from wave optics to geometrical optics claims that light rays are the integral curves of a certain vector field (the Pointing vector direction, normalized to 1). Here ...