ERIC Number: EJ290342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Computer Simulation of Diffraction Patterns.
Dodd, N. A.
Physics Education, v18 n6 p294-99 Nov 1983
Describes an Apple computer program (listing available from author) which simulates Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction using vector addition techniques (vector chaining) and allows user to experiment with different shaped multiple apertures. Graphics output include vector resultants, phase difference, diffraction patterns, and the Cornu spiral (geometric representation of Fresnel integral). (JM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A