# Chapter 24 - The Wave Nature of Light - Questions: 5

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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