A slit 1.00 mm wide is illuminated by light of wave-length 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 maxi-mum? (Answer: 1.77 mm)

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Did you attempt to use the formula? This seems quite straightforward.

I don't know what formula to use.

Did your teacher derive the formula \(\lambda = \frac{ax}{D}\)?

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