Double Slit Experiment: Explanation & Equation


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Destructive interference is a consequence of _____.

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1. Which is NOT a necessary component of a double slit experiment?

2. A double slit experiment is performed using a sound source that produces sound waves with wavelength 10 cm. The sound waves pass through double slits that are an unknown distance, d, apart. Along a screen, L = 5 m from the slits, a sound detector is moved perpendicular to the line passing through the point halfway between the slits. The first place where sound is not detected is 1 m from this axis. How far apart are the slits?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet can boost your confidence in your knowledge of the double slit experiment with questions designed to measure your understanding of its components and calculations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on various aspects of the double slit experiment, including:

  • Destructive interference
  • Tools necessary
  • Calculating the distance between slits
  • Measuring the angle of inclination
  • Matching wavelengths with interference patterns

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving the double slit experiment
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between necessary and unnecessary components of a double slit experiment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding destructive interference

Additional Learning

To further delve into the double slit experiment, review the accompanying lesson: Double Slit Experiment: Explanation & Equation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the concept of wave interference
  • Familiarize yourself with the double slit pattern
  • Know how to set up a double slit experiment
  • Define monochromatic
  • Learn about completely destructive interference
  • Know what it means for waves to become out of phase