Diffraction patterns


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Lorena Zhang 4E
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Diffraction patterns

Postby Lorena Zhang 4E » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:11 pm

How does interacting waves give rise to diffraction patterns? Also, does the diffraction experiment(the slit experiment) need to be conducted under vacuum condition?

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Re: Diffraction patterns

Postby Srikar_Ramshetty 1K » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:31 pm

For diffraction patterns to arise there must be a diffraction object, this object like a slit causes a shift in the 'waves' of light and this shift leads to waves interfering with one another. The patterns are caused by countless number of interactions which graphics can't really depict. To answer your second question, the experiment does not need to take place in a vacuum, since light is relatively unchanged by factors external to itself and will behave similarly within and without a vacuum.

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Lorena Zhang 4E
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Re: Diffraction patterns

Postby Lorena Zhang 4E » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:56 pm

Thank you. This helps a lot!


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