The effective decrease in the overall amplitude of a resultant wave when the peaks and troughs of two or more constituent waves overlap and cancel each other.
Destructive-interference Sentence Examples
This was first suggested by Thomas Young, who showed that the rays producing the bows consisted of two systems, which, although emerging in parallel directions, traversed different paths in the drop. Destructive interference between these superposed rays will therefore occur, and, instead of a continuous maximum illumination in the direction of minimum deviation, we should expect to find alternations of brightness and darkness.
H Understand and be able to describe interference effects in terms of constructive and destructive interference.