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Huygens principle and single slit diffraction

  1. Oct 21, 2008 #1
    How can empty space act as individual point sources as in sinle slit diffraction?????
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  3. Oct 21, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

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    It's not empty space that's acting as a point source, but the varous pieces of the optical wavefront.
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