Condition for maximum:
For maximum, m = 1
y = Lλ/d
1 μm = 1000 nm
1 m = 1000000 μm
Four trials of Young's double-slit experiment are conducted.
(a) In the first trial, blue light passes through two fine slits400 μm apart and forms an interference pattern on a screen 4 m away.
(b) In a second trial, red light passes through the same slits and falls on the same screen.
(c) A third trial is performed with red light and the same screen, but with slits 800 μmapart.
(d) A final trial is performed with red light, slits 800μm apart, and a screen 8 m away.
Rank the trials according to the distance between the central maximum and the first-order side maximum on the screen.
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