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Distinguish Between the Phenomenon of Interference and Diffraction of Light. - HSC Science (Computer Science) 12th Board Exam - Physics

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Distinguish between the phenomenon of interference and diffraction of light.

Solution

No Interference Diffraction
1 Interference is due to superposition of
waves from different wavefronts.
Diffraction is due to waves coming from
different parts of the same wavefront.
2 All bright fringes are of equal intensity Intensity decreases with the order of
bright band.
3 Minimum intensity may be zero. Minimum intensity is not zero.
4 Width of the central maximum is same as that of other bright fringes i.e fringe width is same for all fringes including central
maxima.
Width of central maximum is broader
than other maxima and it is double the
fringe width.
5 The waves emitted by two coherent
sources travel in straight line.
The light waves are bend at the corners and displaced from their straight line path.
6 The resolving  power of an optical
instrument does  not depend on the phenomenon of interference.
The resolving power of an optical instrument depends on the phenomenon
of diffraction
7

 

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 2016-2017 (March) (with solutions)
Question 6.1 | 2.00 marks

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