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Stuck in wave interference question

  1. Feb 10, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Light of 576 nm wavelength is directed at a two-slit apparatus and produces a famous intensity pattern on a screen 75.0 cm away. Each slit is 0.434 mm wide, and the center-to-center separation of the slits is 0.640 mm.

    Given that the intensity at the very center of the pattern is 5.00×10−4W/m2 , determine the intensity at a point a distance 0.900 mm , measured along the screen, from the very center.

    The question had lots of numbers, so I just posted a pic instead of typing everything in latex. (sorry!)





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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Feb 10, 2016 #2

    blue_leaf77

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    The ##d## in the intensity pattern equation is the center-to-center distance between the slits, it's not the distance between the inner edges of the slit as you seem to have assumed.
     
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