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Homework Help: Otto Wiener's experiment

  1. Jan 28, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Considering Otto Wiener's experiment in monochromatic light of wavelength 550nm, if the film plane is angled at 1 degree to the reflecting surface, determine the number of bright bands per centimeter that will appear on it.

    2. Relevant equations
    dont know

    3. The attempt at a solution
    dont know where to start from
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 7, 2007 #2

    I'm working on the same problem. Take a look at page 298 in chapter 7 of hecht's optics (I'm assuming you are using Hecht since the problem you asked is identical to 7.12). Anywho, at the bottom of the page in the paragraph is a formula whiich might be useful in getting you started.

    You might also take a look at Chapter 9 page 411 at figure 9.22. It's basically the same problem only the film doesn't have an index of refraction.

    Anyway, let me know if this was helpful,
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