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Name: Single Slit Diffraction
ID: m12915
Language: English (en)
Summary: The concept of diffraction is introduced and we look at single slit diffraction.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Diffraction, single slit diffraction
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5 plus MathML//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: Paul Padley (
Copyright Holders: Paul Padley (
Maintainers: Paul Padley (

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Jul 22, 2005 2:32 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Jul 22, 2005 2:55 pm -0500


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Version: 1.1 Jul 22, 2005 2:55 pm -0500 by Paul Padley
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