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Homework Help: DIFFRACTION PROBLEM (physics lab)

  1. Oct 21, 2008 #1
    One of my prelab problems for physics 3:

    The Moon is about 4*10^8 m from the Earth and has a diameter of about 3.2*10^6 m. You want a radar antenna which just covers the Moon with the central spot of its diffraction pattern. If the radar wavelength is 10 cm, what is the diameter of the radar antenna?
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  3. Oct 21, 2008 #2


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    You must make an attempt at solving the problem before receiving help.

    What equation or equations do you have that deal with diffraction?
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