# Microwaves of wavelength 5.00 cm enter a long, narrow window in a building that is otherwise essentially opaque to the incoming waves. If the window is 36.0 cm wide, what is the distance from the central maximum to the first - order minimum along a wall 6.50 m from the window?

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Microwaves of wavelength 5.00 cm enter a long, narrow window in a building that is otherwise essentially opaque to the incoming waves. If the window is 36.0 cm wide, what is the distance from the central maximum to the first - order minimum along a wall 6.50 m from the window?

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Step 1

The condition for destructive interference is

Step 2

Substituting the given values and solving for θ gives

Step 3

The tangent of θ, the distance from central maximum to fir...

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