what is diffraction ?

Asked by  | 24th Mar, 2008, 08:05: PM

Expert Answer:

If light is passing through a small obstacle or aperture (comparable to the wavelength of the light), there is a departure from the straight  line propogation and the light bends round the corners of the obstacle and enters the geometrical shadow.. The bending of light round the corners of the obstacles or aperture is called diffraction

Answered by  | 22nd May, 2008, 12:39: PM

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