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What are the errors in Young's Double Slit experiment?

  1. Mar 21, 2017 #1

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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am having troubles trying to figure out systematic and random errors when conducting Young's double slit experiment.

    2. Relevant equations
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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have found one error which could be correct, it is the fact that the laser was not at right angles with the slits, this created a variance in the distance between the negative and positive orders of max intensity
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2017 #2

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  4. Mar 21, 2017 #3
    Think about what parts of the experiment are dependent on measurement. Generally speaking, each time you take a measurement, there is room for error if for no other reason than the tolerance of the measuring equipment.
     
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