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written by Sergey Kiselev
This web page includes a java illustration of single slit diffraction of light. The user can adjust the wavelength of the light and the size of the slit and observe the resultant changes in the diffraction pattern. Quantitative values for the wavelength and slit-width are given.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Diffraction
= Diffraction Through One Slit
Quantum Physics
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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© 1997 Sergey Kiselev & Tanya Yanovsky-Kiselev
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diffraction, interference pattern, java simulations, java tutorials, simulation, single slit, wave interference, wavelength
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July 25, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
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July 17, 1997
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S. Kiselev, Single Slit Diffraction, (1997), <>.
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Kiselev, S. (1997, July 17). Single Slit Diffraction. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from
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Kiselev, Sergey. Single Slit Diffraction. July 17, 1997. (accessed 24 October 2014).
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Kiselev, Sergey. Single Slit Diffraction. 1997. 17 July 1997. 24 Oct. 2014 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Sergey Kiselev", Title = {Single Slit Diffraction}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {24 October 2014}, Month = {July 17, 1997}, Year = {1997} }
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