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Optics and central maximum

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spoonthrower
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Aug9-06, 03:22 PM
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Is the red or violet end of the first order nearest the central maximum? Justify your answer. What would you observe if d were decreased. explain.

I have no idea what the central maximum is. what equations do i use? i am so lost. please help me out. thanks.
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Aug9-06, 06:20 PM
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Crack open the textbook, you have some studying to do in the diffraction section (either "single slit," "double slit," or "diffraction grating").


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