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 The first thing to notice is that when a wave reflects off a surface, it suffers a half-wavelength phase shift.  This means that if the receiver is right next to the "mirror", the signal will cancel out. The first thing to notice is that when a wave reflects off a surface, it suffers a half-wavelength phase shift.  This means that if the receiver is right next to the "mirror", the signal will cancel out.
  
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 If the receiver then moves away from the "mirror", the <fc #008000>reflected signal</fc> has to travel over a longer distance than the <fc #4682b4>direct signal</fc> before reaching the receiver.  This means that phase between the two waves will change, sometimes cancelling each other, sometimes reinforcing each other.  When the path difference (Δ) between the reflected and direct waves is a whole number of the wave length, the two waves cancel each other because of the half-wavelength difference from the reflection.  But when the difference is a multiple of a half wavelength, the two waves add up constructively and the resulting signal is stronger. If the receiver then moves away from the "mirror", the <fc #008000>reflected signal</fc> has to travel over a longer distance than the <fc #4682b4>direct signal</fc> before reaching the receiver.  This means that phase between the two waves will change, sometimes cancelling each other, sometimes reinforcing each other.  When the path difference (Δ) between the reflected and direct waves is a whole number of the wave length, the two waves cancel each other because of the half-wavelength difference from the reflection.  But when the difference is a multiple of a half wavelength, the two waves add up constructively and the resulting signal is stronger.
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