View Full Version : Hey Angua or anyone whose good with Phsyics can i have some help
10-27-2003, 05:32 AM
I suppose i should put this in General Questions but oh well.
What did Thomas Young do with light? Any suggested reading or should i just Google it?
10-27-2003, 05:57 AM
The Young's slit experiment. He basically proved that light was a wave by showing that two coherent light sources would interfere with each other, in a way that was identical to waves on water.
Essentially he had a light source, which was a candle, and put a narrow slit in front of it. This gave him a coherent light source. He then put a double slit in front of the single slit, and set up a screen about a metre or so away. He observed a bright central spot, and then alternating dark and light patches - the first interference pattern of light. Thus proving that light was a wave.
10-27-2003, 06:01 AM
thank you very much
your very kind astrophysicist/biscuit queen/mad insane female Indian
10-27-2003, 06:19 AM
No problems. :D
10-27-2003, 06:27 AM
ooh your research is very interesting
10-27-2003, 07:07 AM
Ooh.. Thank you. :D
Glad to know that its just not me who finds this stuff interesting.
10-27-2003, 07:10 AM
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