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During 1600 1800s lots of debate about what light

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Unformatted text preview: on viewed as a wave (aUer lots of debate in 1600- 1800’s). How decided it is a wave? What is most defini6ve observa6on we can make that tells us something is a wave? 42 How can we see that light really is a wave? During 1600-1800s: lot’s of debate about what light really is. After ~1876 (Maxwell): Light = EM radiation viewed as a wave. But how can it be tested? Observe interference!! (Remember the Michelson interferometer?) Interference of EM waves Constructive interference: Peaks and val...
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