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Diffraction problem help

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1. Homework Statement

Why a grating is prefferes over a single slit for obtaining diffraction pattern ?


2. Homework Equations



3. The Attempt at a Solution
 

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While a single slit will create a diffraction pattern having multiple ones from the same source will make it more visible, the coherent light waves with interfere to give you a pattern of light and dark regions if projected onto a white surface. At least that would be my thinking.
 
clem
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A single slit gives a broad pattern for each wavelength.
A grating give narrow lines.
 

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