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Diffraction & Huygen's Principle

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Which of the following accurately defines 'diffraction'?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of diffraction?

2. Which of the following describes Huygen's Principle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Light and sound waves have been observed traveling in many ways, including reflecting and deflecting. This quiz will assess your understanding of wave diffraction, what is not diffraction, and the importance of Huygen's Principle in wave movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will gauge your understanding of diffraction with questions regarding:

  • Definition of diffraction
  • Specific examples of diffraction
  • Description of Huygen's Principle
  • Different aspects of sound waves vs light waves

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of wave movement to determine what situations do or do not include diffraction
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about diffraction in specific instances
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Huygen's Principle

Additional Learning

To learn more about wave movement, review the accompanying article titled Diffraction & Huygen's Principle. This article focuses on:

  • Basic wave moments
  • Definition and examples of diffraction
  • Interference patterns
  • Huygen's Principle
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