More about light waves

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After reading this chapter you should
  • be able to distinguish between single slit and double slit diffraction patterns

  • understand that light with shorter wavelength is diffracted through smaller angles

  • understand effects observed when light of one colour passes through Young’s slits

  • understand that diffraction gratings split light into separate colours

  • know what is meant by polarised light

  • be familiar with the radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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