For diffraction by a single slit, what is the effect of increasing (a) the slit width, (b) the wavelength?
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is fringe width
is the distance from the slits to screen
d is the separation of the slits
is the wavelength of the light.
a) If slits width d increases the fringe width decreases. The number of fringes on the screen increases.
b) If the wavelength increases the fringe width increases. The number of fringes on the screen decreasas.
Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
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