May 2, 2011

3.8 Diffraction

Understand that waves can be diffracted when they pass an edge.

What is Diffraction?
Diffraction refers to various phenomena which occur when a wave encounters an obstacle. 
It is described as the apparent bending of waves around small obstacles and the spreading out of waves past small openings. (
Basically: Waves spreading into the shadow when they pass the edge

1 comment:

  1. Great to see you citing your sources, Frazer - well done