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Problem: A wave passing through a single slit. When the slit is made half as wide the width of the central maximum becomes a) 1/4 as wideb) 1/2 as widec) does not changed) twice as widee) 4 times as wide.

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 The central maximum lies between two first-order interference minima. 

The distance from the center of the screen to the first minimum is equal to half the width of the central maximum.

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A wave passing through a single slit. When the slit is made half as wide the width of the central maximum becomes 

a) 1/4 as wide

b) 1/2 as wide

c) does not change

d) twice as wide

e) 4 times as wide.

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