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Homework Help: Optics and central maximum

  1. Aug 9, 2006 #1
    Is the red or violet end of the first order nearest the central maximum? Justify your answer. What would you observe if d were decreased. explain.

    I have no idea what the central maximum is. what equations do i use? i am so lost. please help me out. thanks.
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2006 #2

    Chi Meson

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    Crack open the textbook, you have some studying to do in the diffraction section (either "single slit," "double slit," or "diffraction grating").
     
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