Diffraction at a straight edge: a gem from Sommerfeld's work in classical physics

Nityananda, Rajaram (2015) Diffraction at a straight edge: a gem from Sommerfeld's work in classical physics. Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 20 (5). pp. 389-400. ISSN 0973-712X

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Abstract

The simplest problem in diffraction – light passing a straight edge – did not receive a rigorous solution till Sommerfeld’s work of 1896. The earlier theories, their successes and their limitations are recounted. They led upto Sommerfeld’s final solution which had eluded many great contemporaries. This solution was a landmark of rigorous diffraction theory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Classical physics. Interference and diffraction.
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Physics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Krishnamoorti Chavan
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 08:48
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2018 11:18
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/127
Publisher URL: https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/020/05...

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