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What is wavefront?

What is wavefront?

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Ravi
askIITians Faculty 69 Points
8 years ago
A wavefront can be said to be the layer(technically locus) that contains the particles which are in phase wrt each other. Like a point light source radiating photons in all directions equally(omnidirectional) will have a spherical wavefront. An ideal line source will have a cylindrical wavefront.

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