(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Light of wavelength 676 nm in vacuum is incident on a single slit whose width is 1.60 × 10-5 m. The setup is then immersed in water whose index of refraction is 1.33. What is the angle θ that locates the third dark fringe with respect to the central bright fringe?

2. Relevant equations

1. sin[tex]\alpha[/tex] = (m +1/2)[tex]\lambda[/tex]/d

where [tex]\alpha[/tex] is the angle of diffraction, [tex]\lambda[/tex] is the wavelength, and d is the width of the slit

2. sin[tex]\angle[/tex]i / sin[tex]\angle[/tex]r = n

where i is the angle of incidence, r is the angle of refraction, and n is the refractive index

3. The attempt at a solution

sin[tex]\alpha[/tex] = (3 + 1/2)(676)(10^-9)/(1.6)/(10^-5)

sin[tex]\alpha[/tex] = .147875

[tex]\alpha[/tex] = 8.5037997

sin[tex]\alpha[/tex] = sin[tex]\angle[/tex]i ( i presume, so...)

.147875/sin[tex]\angle[/tex]r = 1.33

sin[tex]\angle[/tex]r = .11118421

[tex]\angle[/tex]r = 6.383584609

i'm not sure is theta = [tex]\angle[/tex]r

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# Homework Help: Diffraction immersed in water

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