BALKAN PHYSICS LETTER, cilt.16, ss.1-7, 2009 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
The aim of this study is to investigate and interpret the classical and quantum mechanical limits for the well-known single slit diffraction experiment, use it for a consistent and deeper understanding of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle (HUP), and Wave-Particle Duality (WPD) of light. To do so, we designed a basic single slit experiment and performed the experiment by varying the slit width, and demonstrated a clear shift from classical limits to quantum mechanical limits. This shift allowed us to relate findings to the HUP and WPD. Finally, some educational consequences are briefly discussed and future suggestions are expressed.