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Question: 

Consider microwaves which are incident perpendicular to a metal plate which has a 1.6-cm slit in it. Discuss the angles at which there are diffraction minima for wavelengths of

  1. 0.50 cm,
  2. 1.0 cm, and
  3. 3.0 cm.

Source: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, 2014.

Quick Answer: 
  1. $\theta_1 = 18^\circ$ $\theta_2 = 39^\circ$ $\theta_3 = 70^\circ$
  2. $\theta_1 = 39^\circ$
  3. no solution

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 24, Problem 26

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Chapter 24, Problem 26 is solved.

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