   Chapter 27, Problem 17PE

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Section
Textbook Problem

(a) If the first-order maximum for pure-wavelength light falling on a double slit is at an angle of 10.0°, at what angle is the second-order maximum? (b) What is the angle of the first minimum? (c) What is the highest-order maximum possible here?

To determine

(a)

At what angle is the second order maximum?

Explanation

Given info:

If the first order maximum for pure wavelength light falling on a double slit is at an angle of 10ο .

Formula used:

dsinθ=mλ

Here, d is the distance between slits, θ is the angle from the original direction of the beam, m is the order of maxima or minima and λ is wavelength of light.

Calculation:

We have, θ1=10ο

For first order maximum,

dsinθ1=λ

To determine

(b)

The angle of the first minimum

To determine

(c)

The highest order maximum possible

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