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I want to ask several questions regarding to the text:
1) Why do we find the minima of the diffraction? Why not the maxima?
2) "Figure 25.32b shows two rays that represent the propagation of two wavelets: one from the top edge of the slit and one from exactly halfway down"
Why do we take point exactly halfway down? Why not like a third or a fifth down?
3) " The other minima are found in a similar way, by pairing off wavelets separated by a distance of 1/4 a, 1/6 a, 1/8 a, ..., 1/(2m) a"
Again, why don't we take other values like 1/3 a, 1/5 a, 2/3 a?
Is the answer to my first and third questions is because that's what we get from doing the experiment? The pattern suits for minima but not for maxima?