WAVE ANIMATION: Double Slit Experiments (Wave interference)
DOUBLE SLIT 3D
Animation of Thomas Young's classic double-slit experiment. Waves hit a screen with two gaps. The gaps act as new wave sources, creating two sets of circular waves radiating outwards. These superimpose creating an interference pattern. The waves add together to produce higher peaks and deeper troughs at some points (constructive interference), whilst cancelling each other out at other points (destructive interference).
DOUBLE SLIT 2D
2D Animation of the double-slit experiment. Circular waves hit a screen with two gaps, creating two new wave sources. Two new sets of circular waves radiate outwards, creating complex interference patterns of highs and lows.