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Homework Help: Waves and optics Problem

  1. Oct 12, 2004 #1
    Would appreciate anyhelp to solving any of these questions ty.

    1 A diffraction grating of pitch 3 .27mm is illuminated at normal incidence with
    light comprised of various wavelengths. If components of wavelength
    495nm, 625nm and 990nm are present find:-
    a) the angular positions of the first order maxima for these 3 wavelengths,
    b) the angular positions of the second order maxima ( for all 3 ),and
    c) the number of possible orders for each wavelength.

    2 A diffraction grating has 600 lines per mm. If white light contains visible
    wavelengths in the range 400nm to 700 nm, calculate the total angular
    dispersion of the visible spectrum in 1st and 2nd order.

    3 A transmission grating of pitch 1.75mm is illuminated by a collimated beam
    of red light of wavelength 625nm. The beam is incident at at angle of 30o
    with respect to the normal. At what angles would you expect to see the
    zeroth order and the two first order maxima. Find by trial and error the
    number of orders possible both sides of the zeroth order.

    There were 8 questions and these are the ones i am stuck on tyty.
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  3. Oct 13, 2004 #2
    Managed to do questions 1 and 2, just need some help on q 3.

    Thank you in advance

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