   Chapter 27, Problem 36PE

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

(a) Find the maximum number of lines per centimeter a diffraction grating can have and produce a maximum for the smallest wavelength of visible light. (b) Would such a grating be useful for ultraviolet spectra? (c) For infrared spectra?

To determine

(a)

The maximum number of lines per centimeter

Explanation

Given info:

A diffraction grating can have and produce a maximum for smallest wavelength of visible light.

Formula used:

For diffraction grating

dsinθ=λ

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

Calculation:

We have, d=0.0100 mNλ=380 nm (smallest wavelegth of visible light).

Substituting these values in above, relation we get

( 0

To determine

(b)

Would such a grating be useful for ultraviolet spectra?

To determine

(c)

Would such a grating be useful for infrared spectra?

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