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ERIC Number: EJ876111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Poisson Spot with Magnetic Levitation
Hoover, Matthew; Everhart, Michael; D'Arruda, Jose
Physics Teacher, v48 n2 p135-136 Feb 2010
In this paper we describe a unique method for obtaining the famous Poisson spot without adding obstacles to the light path, which could interfere with the effect. A Poisson spot is the interference effect from parallel rays of light diffracting around a solid spherical object, creating a bright spot in the center of the shadow.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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