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Other

Description:

This item is a introductory tutorial relating to wave-particle duality in the behavior of light. It traces the early history of light refraction theory, from Huygens' 18th century work through the classic double slit experiment and studies using cross-polarizing filters. Also included are four related interactive Java simulations exploring how particles and waves behave when refracted, diffracted, and reflected. This item is part of a larger collection of materials on optics and microscopy developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

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

Keywords:

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Language:

English

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