Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 24 - The Wave Nature of Light - Misconceptual Questions: 1

Answer

Choice A.

Work Step by Step

Equation 24-2a, $sin \theta = \frac{m \lambda}{d}$, predicts the location of the maxima for integer values of m. Increasing the wavelength $\lambda$ (red light has a long wavelength) and decreasing the slit spacing d will increase the angle $\theta$ at which each maximum is seen, increasing the spacing of the fringes.
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