University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 35 - Interference - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 1180: Q35.12

Answer

No.

Work Step by Step

Destructive interference could never be properly accounted for. Intensities are always zero or positive, so two beams of light could never “cancel” to zero if we added intensities.
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