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17. The angular positions of the maxima of a twoslit interference pattern are given by
sin
dm
θ
λ
=
, where
d
is the slit separation,
λ
is the wavelength, and
m
is an integer. If
is small, sin
may be approximated by
in radians. Then,
=
m
λ
/
d
to good
approximation. The angular separation of two adjacent maxima is
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
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