Single slit interference and Diffraction Grating !

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Lets say I have a double slit interference experiment set up. Now if I cover one slit what CHANGES would be observed ?

I know I would see fewer bright fringes and that the intensity of the bright fringes would fall. Is there anything else ?


In a different scenario I have a diffraction grating setup. Lets say replace the grating with a double slit setup. What changes would be observed ?


EDIT : In each case I am interested in changes to the interference patterns. Two observations for each would be helpful.
 
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Here's a video (kiddy version, but does the job) explaining the double and single slit experiments.

Also, if you have a double slit experiment and cover 1 slit, you get a single slit experiment. Vice versa.
What are you asking?
 
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Here's a video (kiddy version, but does the job) explaining the double and single slit experiments.

Also, if you have a double slit experiment and cover 1 slit, you get a single slit experiment. Vice versa.
What are you asking?
What I am asking is in the above scenarios what changes would one observe in the interference patterns ?
 

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