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Diffraction of Waves

Go to the following sites to find the answers to the questions below.

diffraction waves
behavior of waves - scroll down the page.


1. What does diffraction mean?

2. What causes diffraction to occur?

3. How does the amount of diffraction vary with the wavelength?

4. Do sound (or light) waves diffract the same as water waves? What examples can prove your theory?


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