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Homework Statement
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/2750/physicsnm5.jpg [Broken]
Homework Equations
asinO=m(wavelength)
The Attempt at a Solution
I don't really know where to start...
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alphysicist said:It's difficult to tell what you did since you did not show the numbers you plugged in. What numbers did you use, and how did you get the answer of 0.06?
Diffraction is the bending and spreading of waves as they pass through an opening or around an obstacle. It is a problem to solve for O because O represents the angle of diffraction, which is important in understanding the behavior of waves.
Diffraction is a phenomenon that occurs with all types of waves, including electromagnetic waves. The amount of diffraction depends on the wavelength of the wave, meaning that shorter wavelengths (such as gamma rays) experience less diffraction than longer wavelengths (such as radio waves).
The angle of diffraction is affected by several factors, including the size of the opening or obstacle, the wavelength of the wave, and the distance between the source of the wave and the opening/obstacle.
Yes, diffraction is used in many practical applications, such as in the design of antennas and in medical imaging techniques like X-ray diffraction. It is also used in the study of crystal structures and in astronomy to analyze the light from distant stars.
The diffraction problem can be solved using mathematical equations that take into account the factors mentioned in question 3. These equations, such as the Huygens-Fresnel principle or the Fraunhofer diffraction formula, can be used to calculate the angle of diffraction (O) for a given set of parameters.