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differentiate between a ray and a wavefront.

differentiate between a ray and a wavefront.

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Saurabh Koranglekar
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2 years ago
Dear student

A wavefront is defined as a surface of constant phase. A wavefront is the locus of all points in the medium that have the same phase.

The ray, at each point of a wavefront, is normal to the wavefront at that point. The ray indicates the direction of propagation of wave while the wavefront is the surface of constant phase.

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