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The Double Slit Wave-Particle Duality Model demonstrates how matter and light display both wave- and particle-like properties in single and double slit experiments.  The simulation shows a detector screen placed behind an aperture with one or two open slits.  Particles (electrons or photons) pass through the experiment one at a time and their impact is recorded on the screen.  Although it is at first difficult to discern a pattern, a diffraction (interference) pattern eventually emerges suggesting that each particle is interfering with itself.  The particle seems be going through both slits as if it were a wave but is detected (observed) at only one location as if were a particle.  The particle is interfering with itself as if it were simultaneously passing through both slits.

The Double Slit Wave-Particle Duality Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double click the ejs_qm_DoubleSlitWaveParticleDuality.jar file to run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Mathematical Tools
- Probability
Modern Physics
- General
Optics
- Diffraction
= Diffraction Through One Slit
- Interference
= Interference From Two Sources
Quantum Physics
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
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- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Simulation
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Christian, Wolfgang. Double Slit Wave-Particle Duality Model. Computer software. 2011. Java (JRE) 1.5. 18 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11546&DocID=2469>.
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