Optics Problem 9.9.4


Description

A ripple tank wave pattern is created and displayed whenever the play button is pressed. The mouse can be used to make coordinate measurements.

Question

A double slit is hidden somewhere below the animation. What is the slit separation? You can measure (x, y) coordinates by click-dragging inside the animation. Assume all measurements are given nanometers (nm). Start

Answer

2 nm.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 24-3, Giancoli-SE: 36-3.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Wolfgang Christian

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