Solution - Calculate the Separation Between the Positions of First Maxima of the Diffraction Pattern Obtained in the Two Cases. - Fraunhofer Diffraction Due to a Single Slit

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Two wavelengths of sodium light of 590 nm and 596 nm are used in turn to study the diffraction taking place at a single slit of aperture 2 × 10−6 m. The distance between the slit and the screen is 1·5 m. Calculate the separation between the positions of first maxima of the diffraction pattern obtained in the two cases.

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