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Why are the fringes of Newton's rings (Fig. 24-31) closer

Physics: Principles with Applications | 6th Edition | ISBN: 9780130606204 | Authors: Douglas C. Giancoli ISBN: 9780130606204 3

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Problem 24Q

Problem 24Q

Why are the fringes of Newton's rings (Fig. 24-31) closer together as you look farther from the center?

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The light ray number 2 is reflected from the curved surface of the lens. The light ray number 1 reflect from the lower glass as passing through the thin layer of air remaining between lens and lower glass.  These two reflected rays has 1800 phase difference. Because of 1800 of phase difference the observer sees inference pattern as in the figure.

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Textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications
Edition: 6
Author: Douglas C. Giancoli
ISBN: 9780130606204

The full step-by-step solution to problem: 24Q from chapter: 24 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 03/03/17, 03:53PM. Physics: Principles with Applications was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780130606204. The answer to “Why are the fringes of Newton's rings (Fig. 24-31) closer together as you look farther from the center?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 18 words. This full solution covers the following key subjects: center, closer, farther, fig, Fringes. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 35 chapters, and 3914 solutions. Since the solution to 24Q from 24 chapter was answered, more than 388 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Physics: Principles with Applications, edition: 6.

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