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Single Slit Diffraction

Light passing through a single slit generates a pattern that can tell you what wavelength the light is.

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Single Slit Interference

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Discusses the cause of single slit interference and the formula for finding the wavelength from a single slit interference pattern.
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The Marina

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Learn about the interference and diffraction patterns that result when a wave passes through one or two thin openings.
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Single Slit Diffraction

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Single Slit Diffraction Interactive
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Why Light is Quantum

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Einstein's theory that light is a particle and a wave.
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What is the Wave-Particle Duality? (Part 1)

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Examples of where the wave/particle duality do not exist.
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What is the Wave-Particle Duality? (Part 2)

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Examples of wave/particle duality.
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Single Slit Interference Quiz

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Reviews single slit interference patterns and the calculation of wavelength using single slit interference patterns.
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3-D photographs

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Learn how holograms are created.
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