Definition of Newton's rings in English:

Newton's rings

Syllabification: New·ton's rings


  • A set of concentric circular fringes seen around the point of contact when a convex lens is placed on a plane surface or on another lens, caused by interference between light reflected from the upper and lower surfaces.
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    • If the film is not held tightly against the paper, the results will be disappointing because the print will either be out of focus or show Newton's rings.
    • A typical example is the existence of alternating bands of light and darkness, which, ironically enough, had been exhibited by Sir Isaac himself in a phenomenon called Newton's rings.
    • Were the other encasements without Newton's rings still sealed?

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