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I have looked thru the archives and some of the answered questions like http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/1998-12/913059266.Ph.r.html http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/2004-07/1091072493.As.r.html. But none of these answer my question which I'm going to write down again at the bottom. Actually I'm not able to fully clarify my question here because of restriction of words and if you check it throughly then you will find that there is no article on your website which explains diffraction in very nice and technical way. Question: For the last 2 years I have read many physics books and webpages for diffraction of light but I never found any convincing explanation. It is really very easy to picturize the diffraction of waves which need some medium to spread like sound and water waves. But light is electromagnetic wave which doesn't need any medium. Diffraction is spreading of energy so that means when light diffract its electromagnetic energy spread over larger space but why and how does this spreading of energy take place? I don't need any explanation in mathematical form because I'm interested in physical understanding of diffraction of light first. If anybody really have the understanding of diffraction of light then email me, I can clarify my question further.
Re: diffraction of light in terms of its electromagnetic nature
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