Further ExplorationHow Light Works
C. Freudenrich, Howstuffworks - A good summary of the light/particle nature of light.A Contemporary Explanation for the Source of Light
Light might be the result of a breaking of a fundamental symmetry relationship in special relativity.Interference and Diffraction Patterns
C. Colwell, PhysicsLab Online - A concise mathemetical description of intereference and diffraction as relevant to Young's experiment.Direct Measurement Videos
Direct Measurement videos show situations that viewers can use to learn and apply physics concepts. Grids, rulers, and frame-counters are added as overlays on the video. These allow viewers to make precise measurements of quantities such as position and time.
ClassicsExperiments and Calculations Relative to Physical Optics
Thomas Young, Philosophical Transactions - Original 1803 text of Young's presentation as published in the journal of the Royal Society.
News & EventsYoung's Experiment in Top Ten Most Beautiful
New York TimesFrozen Light
Scientists manipulate the speed of light for computing applications.Current Science News
News from around the world of science.
Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.
Experiment!Pulse Addition Applet
Experiment with constructive and destructive interference with this wave pulse addition tool.Young's Experiment
A simple guide to reproducing Thomas Young's famous experiment with light.