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ERIC Number: EJ1079127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Thin Film Interference: An Experiment with Microwaves and Paraffin Oil
D'Anna, Michele; Corridoni, Tommaso
Physics Teacher, v53 n8 p475-477 Nov 2015
Thin film interference manifests itself in a wide range of visually pleasing situations in everyday life (in the colored effects caused by a drop of oil on water, in soap bubbles, etc.) and is also involved in important technical applications (semi-reflecting mirrors, anti-reflection lenses, etc.). Yet, despite its familiarity, high school students are rarely asked to consider this common phenomenon, in particular from an experimental point of view.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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