Diffraction & Interference: Physics Lab


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What is light diffraction?

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1. What is light interference?

2. You shine a laser through a single slit, and produce an image on a screen. If you make the slit smaller, what will happen to the image?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will contains quiz questions about light diffraction and interference. The topics deal covered by the quiz include the definitions of light diffraction and light interference and understanding the intensity of light.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools assess you on these topics:

  • The definition of light interference
  • The definition of light diffraction
  • Intensity of light in a slit experiment
  • The diffraction pattern in a slit experiment

Skills Practiced

Skills you can practice as you use these tools include:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as diffraction and interference
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the dark areas in a diffraction pattern and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of diffraction and interference to answer questions about them in the context of a slit experiment

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Diffraction and Interference: Physics Lab can help you learn more about this topic. Subjects this lesson covers are:

  • Definition of diffraction
  • The differences between constructive and destructive interference
  • The experimental set up to view and interpret diffraction patterns