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The Wave Nature Of Light

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Is light composed of waves or particles? Explores the wave model of light from its earliest roots to our modern understanding of electromagnetism in 17 computer-animated video modules. Expresses Empedocles' belief that light streams from the eye, Aristotle's conception of light as a disturbance in ether, and Euclid's mathematical, ray-centered paradigms. Presents the Cartesian sine wave model, Huygens' principle of bending wave fronts, the electromagnetic spectrum, and aspects of particle theory. Provides an overview of diffraction, interference, polarization, and dispersion. Also explains Young's double-slit experiment. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) audio description, (2) subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).

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