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Electron Interference

A well described page explaining electron interference. There is a very good multimedia example of this effect - showing the interference pattern produced by firing electrons through two slits.

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1842: Jean-Daniel Colladon guides light with water

The same principle that makes fibre optic cables work and that all modern communication rely on, was first demonstrated in 1842.

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Electron Volt

A convenient energy unit, particularly for atomic and nuclear processes, is the energy given to an electron by accelerating it through 1 volt of electric potential difference.

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The Discovery of the Electron

An illustrated history of J.J.Thomson's discovery of the electron. There is a brief story of Thomson's life, some further developments and links to other web sites and relevant reading.

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The Scanning Electron Microscope

A site for children explaining how the scanning electron microscope works, and showing some images of objects.

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Electron Diffraction

An undergraduate level tutorial on electron diffraction.

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Matrix Optics

Transcript of the second edition of this book by I.R.Dagg

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Optical Fiber 101

A tutorial on Fibre Optics from the Corning Company.

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Optics Bench

Animation showing ray diagrams using a converging lens or mirror.

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Billiards and Physics

This java applet show you how to use the law of reflection (for optics) in playing pool.

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