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Other

Description:

This item is an introductory tutorial on the topic of diffraction of light waves. It explains the phenomenon in a variety of ways and provides real-life examples of diffraction patterns. Related interactive simulations demonstrate basic properties of light being diffracted through a slit and allow users to explore more complex phenomena such as Airy disk patterns.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,Interference,Airy patterns,aperture,Physics,diffraction grating,periodic grating,tutorials,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20090605214106717T,double-slit,Informal Education,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Diffraction,single-slit,Optics,light,diffraction,light waves,Engineering,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Simulations,Education,optics

Language:

English

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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