Young's experiment

noun

ˈyəŋz-
: 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 interference of light from the two slits

Word History

Etymology

after Thomas Young †1829 English physician and physicist

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“Young's experiment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Young%27s%20experiment. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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