What is the shape of the wavefront in the following case: Light diverging from a point source. - Physics

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What is the shape of the wavefront in the following case:

Light diverging from a point source.

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Solution

The shape of the wavefront in case of a light diverging from a point source is spherical. The wavefront emanating from a point source is shown in the given figure.

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Chapter 10: Wave Optics - Exercise [Page 383]

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Chapter 10 Wave Optics
Exercise | Q 10.2 (a) | Page 383
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Chapter 10 Wave Optics
Exercise | Q 2.1 | Page 383

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