ch36-p021 - 21(a We use the Rayleigh criteria Thus the...

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21. (a) We use the Rayleigh criteria. Thus, the angular separation (in radians) of the sources must be at least θ R = 1.22 λ / d , where λ is the wavelength and d is the diameter of the aperture. For the headlights of this problem, ( ) 9 4 R 3 1.22 550 10 m 1.34 10 rad, 5.0 10 m × == × × or 4 1.3 10 rad × , in two significant figures. (b) If
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