The question has a paragraph followed by two statements, Statement 1 and Statement 2. Of the given four alternatives after the statements, choose the one that best describes the statements.
A thin air film is formed by putting the convex surface of a plane convex lens over a plane glass plate. With monochromatic light, this film gives an interference pattern due to light reflected from the top (convex) surface and the bottom (glass plate) surface of the film.
Statement 1 : When light reflects from the air-glass plate interface, the reflected wave suffers a phase change of .
Statement 2 : The center of the interference pattern is dark.