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Light in the Shadows: the Poisson Spot

The wave theory of light predicts that there should be a bright spot right in the center of the shadow of a spherical object. This sounds crazy...but is it true?

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MIT Engineering K-12 Video Pilot 2

MIT Engineering K-12 Video Pilot 2

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