The Two-Slit Experiment


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Title The Two-Slit Experiment
Description This is a interactive lecture demonstration that focuses on the conflict between the wave and particle models in physics as brought out by the two-slit experiment. It uses electrons not light because the conflict is more striking with electrons. It is designed to have the students actively involved throughout. It includes links to some real experiments involving electrons and buckminsterfullerene molecules. The student file contains a four-page worksheet to be used during the lecture and finished as home work. The teacher file contains answers and detailed instructions.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Concept Questions, Demonstration, Homework
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords electron interference, probability, quantum mechanics
Simulation(s) Quantum Wave Interference


Author(s) Roberta Tevlin
Contact Email roberta@tevlin.ca
School / Organization Toronto District School Board
Date submitted 5/19/08
Date updated 5/19/08