Friday, September 11, 2015

A Physicist's Vacation

 (cue summertime beach sounds: seagulls, ocean waves, sea breeze....)
Marty: Hey, cool, look! Double slit diffraction in action, right here.
Me: (laying on beach towel) Mmm...what?

Marty: The waves. The sandbar's location is creating a double-slit effect. Here, I'll show you...

(begins writing calculation in sand)

Marty: See? The waves are forming a perfect interference pattern.
Me: Oh, I see an interference pattern, all right. (looks pointedly at husband)

Marty: (looks up) No you don't, you're not even looking at the wav--