Warm-Up Exercise 32

Due 10:00 am, Mon, Mar. 19

Physics 123, Winter Semester, 2012

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Consider an interference pattern formed by light passing through two narrow slits. Describe what happens to the pattern for each of the following modifications to the setup. (a) decreasing the wavelength of the light, (b) decreasing the screen distance, (c) decreasing the slit spacing d, (d) immersing the entire apparatus in water.

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