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**1. Homework Statement**

A plano-convex glass lens of radius of curvature 2.6 m rests on an optically flat glass plate. The arrangement is illuminated from above with monochromatic light of 565-nm wavelength. The indexes of refraction of the lens and plate are 1.6. Determine the radii of the first and second bright fringes in the reflected light.

**2. Homework Equations**

t=1/4 lamda

x = [tex]\sqrt{2tR}[/tex]

**3. The Attempt at a Solution**

I calculated the first fringe to be 8.5703e-4m. I thought that I would be able to calculate the first dark spot using t= 1/2 lamda and subtract the two to obtain the difference. However, I am not getting the right answer. Does anyone know if this is the correct method and equation?

**1. Homework Statement**

**2. Homework Equations**

**3. The Attempt at a Solution**