Lecture 3: Wavelike Properties of Radiation

author: Sylvia T. Ceyer, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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I. Light: Periodic Variation of Electromagnetic Field

A. Oscillation vs. propagation

B. Calculating speed of wave

C. Visible light

II. Wave Nature of Light

A. Superposition

B. Constructive and destructive interference

III. Wavelike Properties of Radiation

A. Young’s two slit experiment

B. General condition for constructive interference

C. General condition for destructive interference

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