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Young's Double Slit Experiment Physics Optics
Double-slit.jpg

Overview:

Double slit experiment showing interference and diffraction.

You may change the:

  • Distance between the slits
  • Wave length
  • Width of a slit
  • Slit to screen distance

You may also:

  • Switch from viewing the experiment to viewing the results
  • Click and drag anywhere on the screen to change the viewpoint
  • Double click anywhere to shift the origin


Suggestions:

You may keep all variables fixed but one and experiment.

Explain what happens.

Why do we talk about both interference and diffraction?


Learning object available in:

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Terms you need to know:

Click to begin
Double slit
Interference
Diffraction
Distance between slits
Wavelength
Width of a slit
Slit to screen distance
Experiment
Results


Additional information:

type: interactive animation
format: java
Permission to(1):
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modify: no
Further permissions:
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Age group(2): 17-21


Notes

(1) For personal, non-commercial use. To read the complete "Terms of use" of this learning object, please follow the link given in "Further permissions".

(2) Suggested age group. The learning object may be used by the Teachers with students of any age.

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