Young's experiment

noun \ˈyəŋz-\

Definition of Young's experiment

  1. :  an experiment in which light diverging from one slit passes through two narrow slits very close together and then falls on a screen so that a series of parallel bands are observed on the screen because of inteference of light from the two slits

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Origin and Etymology of young's experiment

after Thomas Young †1829 English physician and physicist


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