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Limitations of Young's double slit experiment

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Homework Statement


From a procedure standpoint, our experiment consisted of a laser pointer on a retort stand with a holder, shining through a piece of sheet with slit measurements (I believe it's acetate) and measuring the height of the maxima on a whiteboard. What could be improved with this experiment?

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The Attempt at a Solution


What could be improved with this experiment?
 

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What things are changeable so that you can get a variety of measurements?
 
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I understand that there are other IV's that could have been tested, such as light intensity, wavelength etc... but what is wrong with specifically the experiment I did? The independent variable was the slit distance between the two slits
 
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As a scientist you need to vary parameters one at a time to truly test a phenomena. In your case, distances to the slit or slit size or wavelength are parameters that you can vary.

New science is often discovered by doing these small variations and then observing something interesting in the results.
 

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