Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 29 - Think and Discuss: 62

Answer

Red light diffracts the most. Blue light diffracts the least.

Work Step by Step

For an opening of a given size, diffraction is more pronounced for longer wavelengths. This is discussed on page 548, and illustrated in Figure 29.11.
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