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Spectroscope separates entering light into its component wavelengths?

  1. Nov 6, 2004 #1
    What part of the spectroscope separates entering light into its component wavelengths?
     
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  3. Nov 6, 2004 #2
    The diffraction grating.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2004 #3

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    Yes, and in the past, monochromators did the same task. When you turn the monochromator (a prism), the light passing through is separated into different wavelengths.
     
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