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Chapter 37: Interference

Because light is a wave, the light from two or more sources can interfere to yield distinctive patterns. The different colors of a bit of oil in a water puddle is an example of an interference effect. In this chapter, you will explore the interference of light from multiple sources using a virtual ripple tank in order to make the connection between path length difference and interference. You will also explore the interference of light incident on thin films.

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