Diffraction and Interference of Light

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Interactive Java applets that can be downloaded or run from the website. Graphics are excellent. Covers several less common topics, e.g. in heat and thermodynamics.

Physics

Need to study for Physics? Here are some questions to help you out!!!

Physical optics including text and interactive Java applets. Covers optical instruments as well as phenomena.

Description of a single slit diffraction of light. Includes visual diagrams and equations.

A simple java applet which simulate the interference of light at a double slit. It allows you to change wavelength, angle and the spacing between the slits.

This site provides a video that is an excellent resource for visualizing what happens in the Michelson Morely "aether" experiment.

Java applet simulation of interfering waves.