What are Interference Patterns?

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Offline thegers91

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What are Interference Patterns?
« on: 03/03/2008 20:39:08 »
I'm finding it hard to understand the interference pattern of waves from two sources

If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated  [:)]
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Re: What are Interference Patterns?
« Reply #1 on: 03/03/2008 20:47:39 »
Take a look at this page - http://vsg.quasihome.com/interfer.htm

Although there is only 1 source on the left, the beam passes through 2 slits which, in effect, makes it 2 sources.

You can play with the settings to see the effect it has on the resulting pattern.

Or you can take a look here - http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/GBSSCI/PHYS/Class/light/u12l1a.html for a detailed explanation.
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