What is the interference?

Galina Mirzahmedova
Galina Mirzahmedova
April 2, 2015
What is the interference?

The term “interference” is used in different meanings and is used in several sciences (most often in physics, biology, genetics).

The definition came to us from the English interference, which in translation means "intervention".

What is the interference in different sciences

So, consider where this term is used.

  • In physics, this word defines the changes in phenomena - electrical, light, sound, which depend on oscillatory movements (molecules and atoms of the body, matter). What is the interference in the study of physical phenomena? It is also the imposition of light waves and their redistribution, with the result that the so-called “interference patterns” are formed. For those who are interested to know what light is, it will be useful to read our article What is light.
  • Interference in biology is a certain suppression of the development or activity of plants, zoological objects (animals) as a result of exposure to adverse factors, which are similar species of living organisms (for example, the same biological species).
  • In genetics, interference is the suppression of multiple readings of the same gene or genes encoding the same protein.

The word can be used, for example, in this expression: "The interference was discovered by scientists Hooke and Boyle."