Single Slit Diffraction (Physics)
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Single Slit Diffraction (Physics)


Single Slit Diffraction (Physics)

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Shows the simplest case of diffraction, i.e., single slit diffraction. You can change the color of the light by dragging or clicking the spectrum selector. You may also change the width of the slit by dragging one of the sides.
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: June 27, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 26, 2006
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for John Walkup
14 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

Beautiful graphics. The role frequency plays in diffraction is made very apparent. I had some trouble changing the width of the slits, however.