Double-slit Diffraction: Interference Pattern & Equations - Quiz & Worksheet


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1. Which of these is NOT a feature of Young's Double Slit experiment that made it special and allowed it to be a major discovery?

2. Which of the following is a correct definition of diffraction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Double-slit diffraction is an important concept to know when studying light patterns. This quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of it as well as related scientific principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and characteristics of:

  • Young's Double Slit experiment
  • Diffraction
  • Maximas
  • Minimas

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as diffraction
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a practice problem involving wavelengths and minimas
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the conditions of maxima appearance and the features of Young's Double Slit experiment

Additional Learning

To learn more about light patterns, review the accompanying lesson Double-slit Diffraction: Interference Pattern & Equations. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Young's Double Slit experiment
  • Define constructive interference
  • Define destructive interference
  • Define coherent light
  • Define monochromatic light
  • Understand the double-slit diffraction pattern
  • Define diffraction
  • Define path-length