A laser emitting light with a wavelength of 560 nm is directed at a single slit, producing an interference pattern on a screen that is 3.0 m away. The central maximum is 5.0 cm wide.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

determine the width of the slit and the distance between adjacent maxima.

attempt

i used this equation:

[itex]\lambda[/itex] = w L / delta y

i got 6.7 X 10 ^-5 m for the width of the slit

what i'm unsure of is the distance of the adjacent maxima, i'm not even sure where to begin

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# Homework Help: Width of slit and distance between adjacent maxima

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