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 - Questions: 5

Answer

The fringes will be closer together.

Work Step by Step

Blue light has a shorter wavelength than red light. Equation 24-2a shows that for a given m and d, the angle $\theta$ decreases as the wavelength $\lambda$ decreases. The bright blue fringes on the screen are all closer to the centerline than the red fringes were.
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