The distance between two slits is 0.05mm and the distance to the screen is 2.5m. What is the spacing between the central bright fringe and the first-order fringe? Use yellow light with a wavelength of 580nm
The Attempt at a Solution
L=0.5mm d=2.5m λ=580nm
xm=(1)(580x10-9)/(.5x10-3) = .00116m
(all the numbers were converted to meters)
Whenever I plug these problems in, I get a strange answer that isn't anywhere near the multiple choice answers. What am I doing wrong?
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~a distressed AP student