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Light Slit Experiment

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If one slit is used instead of 2 in a diffraction experiment, how does light intensity vary?

I think.. Central fringe brighter, symmetrical fringes either side of central fringe, central maximum twice the width of side fringes..

But I'm not sure why?

Also, using diffraction gratings – why is the maximum brightness in the middle?
 

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diazona
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Think about why fringes exist at all when you have 2 slits. Does the same reasoning apply with 1 slit?
 

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