16 May 2022
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We left off in the previous post using water waves to represent the interference that occurs between light waves. A well known experiment having to do with interference of light is the double-slit experiment. In this experiment, light passes through two slits before reaching a screen. Rather than just one band of light, bands of light are separated by dark bands. These light and dark bands are called fringes.