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Single-slit Diffraction: Interference Pattern & Equations

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Which of the following accurately defines diffraction?

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1. Which of the following conditions is NOT required for the specific situation known as single slit diffraction?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at what can happen when light waves are divided, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of single-slit diffraction. Topics you'll need to know include the meaning of diffraction and the requirements for a single-slit diffraction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of diffraction
  • Requirements for a single-slit diffraction
  • Characteristics of Huygen's Principle
  • When two troughs hit the screen at the same point
  • Single-slit diffraction problem

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding when two troughs hit the screen at the same point and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of Huygen's Principle

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Single-slit Diffraction: Interference Pattern & Equations. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what diffraction of light is
  • Describe how to conduct a single-slit diffraction experiment
  • Identify the characteristics of light shone through a single, narrow opening
  • Explain why such characteristics occur
  • Appreciate how to capture its properties mathematically
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