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Single Idea 20649

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 2. Electrodynamics / a. Electrodynamics]

Full Idea

Thomas Young in 1803 confirmed the idea of Huyghens that light is waves, showing how light passing through two slits produces an interference pattern that resembles water waves sluicing through two slits.

Gist of Idea

The interference of light through two slits confirmed that it is waves


Peter Watson (Convergence [2016], 04 'Conception')

Book Reference

Watson,Peter: 'Convergence' [Simon and Schuster 2016], p.109

A Reaction

The great puzzle emerges when it also turns out to be quantised particles.