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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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Light ofwavelength illuminates a single slit of width . FIGURE shows the intensity pattern seen on a screen behind the slit. What is the distance to the screen

Distance to the screen is.

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Step 1: Formula for length

Between the primary order minima on each side of the screen, the centre maximum stretches up to the distance between them.

The greatest width of the centre is.

The centre maximum's angular width is

So,

Step 2: Calculation for distance of the screen

Width is,

The screen's distance,

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