Molecular Expressions: Optical Microscopy Primer - Particle and Wave Refraction Relations

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This is the full tutorial by the same authors on wave-particle duality.  It traces the early history of light refraction theory, from Huygens' 18th century work through the classic double slit experiment.  Also included are four related interactive Java simulations.

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This is a companion simulation on light diffraction.  Students control a slider to explore the behavior of both photons and waves as they are diffracted around an opaque object.

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