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Problem: Figure Q17.7 shows the viewing screen in a double-slit experiment with monochromatic light.Fringe C is the central maximum. What will happen to the fringe spacing if the distance to the screen is decreased?

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Fringe width, y = mλL/d

Where d is the separation between the two slits, m is the order, and λ is the wavelength.

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Figure Q17.7 shows the viewing screen in a double-slit experiment with monochromatic light.

Fringe C is the central maximum. 

What will happen to the fringe spacing if the distance to the screen is decreased?

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