On Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6:12:43 AM UTC, Brent wrote:
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> On 1/13/2019 9:51 PM, agrays...@gmail.com <javascript:> wrote:
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> This means, to me, that the arbitrary phase angles have absolutely no 
> effect on the resultant interference pattern which is observed. But isn't 
> this what the phase angles are supposed to effect? AG
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> The screen pattern is determined by *relative phase angles for the 
> different paths that reach the same point on the screen*.  The relative 
> angles only depend on different path lengths, so the overall phase angle is 
> irrelevant.
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> Brent
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The Stackexchange links affirm the existence of interference for *relative* 
phase angles, but say nothing about different path lengths, which is the 
way I've previously thought of interference. So I remain confused on the 
subject of quantum interference and its relation to relative phase angles. 
AG

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