What is the diffraction of light?

Answer

Diffraction of light is a phenomenon in which light ray bends or breaks up into its component parts. That is, the bending of light around small obstacles and the spreading out of the light past small apertures or openings.
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diffraction is the bending of a wave around a barrier such as an obstacle or the edges of an opening. Every wave is the source of another wave. Yes, and each different wavelength
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The bending of light waves around an object. ChaCha again!
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It's essentially the spreading out of light when moved through a gap. The smaller the gap and the bigger the wavelength, the greater the diffraction.
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History Diffraction photography was used in spectroscopy to help record the chemical composition of objects studied by astronomers and was also used to determine the composition of
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