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Will the Diffraction Effects from a Slit Be More Or Less Clearly Visible If the Slit-width is Increased? - Physics

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Will the diffraction effects from a slit be more or less clearly visible if the slit-width is increased?

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Solution

The width of the central band is inversely proportional to the slit width. So, as the width of the slit is increased, the central band will become less wider and further bands will start merging in them. Hence, diffraction effects will be visible less clearly.

Concept: Diffraction - The Single Slit
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HC Verma Class 11, 12 Concepts of Physics 1
Chapter 17 Light Waves
Short Answers | Q 3 | Page 379
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