Light and Optics
Light I: Particle or Wave?
C. Freudenrich, Howstuffworks - A good summary of the light/particle nature of light.
Interference and Diffraction Patterns
C. Colwell, PhysicsLab Online - A concise mathemetical description of intereference and diffraction as relevant to Young's experiment.
Direct Measurement videos show situations that viewers can use to learn and apply physics concepts. Grids, rulers, and frame-counters are added as overlays on the video. These allow viewers to make precise measurements of quantities such as position and time.
Experiments and Calculations Relative to Physical Optics
T. Young, Philosophical Transactions - Original 1803 text of Young's presentation as published in the journal of the Royal Society.
News & Events
Young's Experiment in Top Ten Most Beautiful
New York Times
Frozen Light: Cool NASA Research Holds Promise
News from around the world of science.
Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.
B. Taylor, Miami U. - Experiment with constructive and destructive interference with this wave pulse addition tool.
A simple guide to reproducing Thomas Young's famous experiment with light.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States
National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education