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# As You Have Learnt in the Text, the Principle of Linear Superposition of Wave Displacement is Basic to Understanding Intensity Distributions in Diffraction and Interference Patterns. What is the Justification of this Principle? - CBSE (Science) Class 11 - Physics

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As you have learnt in the text, the principle of linear superposition of wave displacement is basic to understanding intensity distributions in diffraction and interference patterns. What is the justification of this principle?

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The principle of linear superposition of wave displacement is essential to our understanding of intensity distributions and interference patterns. This is because superposition follows from the linear character of a differential equation that governs wave motion. If y1 and y2 are the solutions of the second order wave equation, then any linear combination of y1 and ywill also be the solution of the wave equation.

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Solution As You Have Learnt in the Text, the Principle of Linear Superposition of Wave Displacement is Basic to Understanding Intensity Distributions in Diffraction and Interference Patterns. What is the Justification of this Principle? Concept: Principle of Superposition of Waves,.
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