Diffraction Grating Relationship Question

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1. Nov 24, 2015

Callix

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A diffracting grating casts a pattern on a screen located a distance L from the grating. The central bright fringe falls directly in the center of the screen. For the highest-order bright fringe that hits the screen, m=x, and this fringe hits exactly on the screen edge. This means that 2x+1 bright fringers are visible on the screen. What happens to the number of bright fringes on the screen,

a). If the wavelnegth of the light passing through the grating is doubled
b). If the spacing d between adjacent slits is doubled

2. Relevant equations
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3. The attempt at a solution
Using Young's Slits equations:
$\huge y_\text{bright}=\frac{\lambda L}{d}m \implies m=\frac{y_\text{bright}d}{\lambda L}$

a). m would halve
b). m would double

If someone could please check this, I would greatly appreciate it! I would also appreciate an explanation and steps to the right solution if this is wrong.

2. Nov 24, 2015

Callix

Or perhaps since..

# of fringes = 2x+1, where x=m, then 2m+1

a). if m halves, then # of fringes = x+1
b). if m doubles, then # of fringes = 4x + 1

Or maybe I'm just overthinking it?