Cutnell & Johnson PHYSICS 5/e
Chapter Twenty-Seven: Interference and the Wave Nature of Light

[Young's Double Slit] Interference


This applet and tutorial illustrates Young's double slit experiment. It is a little slow to load and cycle new values, but is beautifully laid out and colorful.

Bragg's Law and Diffraction...

by Konstantin Lukin, from the SUNY Stony Brook Project Java site.

This applet and tutorial illustrates Bragg X-ray diffraction for crystals.

Optics Highlights:An Anecdotal History
of Optics from Aristophanes to Zernike

By L.S. Taylor, Electrical Engineering Dept., University of Maryland.

This site is an Anecdotal History of Optics ranging from ancient history through the telescope, wave optics and ending with some roots of modern optical systems. The gallery contains a list of various scientists involved in research on optics with vignettes and pictures.

Comments, corrections and suggestions to Dan MacIsaac

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