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A slit 1.00 mm wide is illuminated by light of wavelength 589 nm. We see a diffraction pattern on a screen 3.00 m away. What is the distance between the first two diffraction minima on the same side of the central diffraction maximum? (Answer: 1.77 mm)
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Idealist Group Title
A slit 1.00 mm wide is illuminated by light of wavelength 589 nm. We see a diffraction pattern on a screen 3.00 m away. What is the distance between the first two diffraction minima on the same side of the central diffraction maximum? (Answer: 1.77 mm)
 one year ago
 one year ago

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Shadowys Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Did you attempt to use the formula? This seems quite straightforward.
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Idealist Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I don't know what formula to use.
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Shadowys Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Did your teacher derive the formula \(\lambda = \frac{ax}{D}\)?
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Idealist Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I don't have a teacher. I'm selfteaching myself right now. But if that's the right formula, then are we solving for D? What are a and x? I know the other one must be the wavelength.
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Idealist Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Never mind. Now I get it. Thanks for the help.
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Shadowys Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
lol you're welcome :) though you might want to look up on the limitations of that formula.
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