Light and Optics Light I: Particle or Wave?

by Nathaniel Stites, M.A./M.S.


1. "Refraction" of light occurs when

2. "Diffraction" of light occurs when

3. For diffraction of a wave to occur,

4. "Constructive" and "destructive" interference refer to the phenomenon of

5. Young found that bright and dark spots appeared on the screen because of

6. Constructive interference occurs when the difference in path lengths traveled by two light rays is

7. Destructive interference occurs when the difference in path lengths traveled by two light rays is

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

-Dylan Thomas,
1914 - 1953

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