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Shalini Jha asks:

“What is Diffraction?”

Answer:

Diffraction is the bending of a wave around obstacles in its path. The diffraction effects are prominent when the size of he obstacle is comparable to the wavelength of the wave.

Sound waves can bend around large obstacles as it has got a large wavelength. But light waves can bend only around tiny sharp obstacles as it has a short wavelength.

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