A 0.50-mm-wide slit is illuminated by light of wavelength 500 nm.

Question

A 0.50-mm-wide slit is illuminated by light of wavelength 500 nm.

What is the width of the central maximum on a screen 2.0 m behind the slit?

Answer

Answer:

Explanation:

A single slit of width x has bright central maximum of width:

ω=(2λL)/x

Given data

x=0.50 mm

λ(wavelength)=500 nm

L(length)=2.0 m

Substitute the given values to find width w

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