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A red laser from the physics lab is marked as producing 632.8-nm light. When light from this laser falls on two closely spaced slits, an interference pattern formed on a wall several meters away has bright red fringes spaced 5.00 mm apart near the center of the pattern. When the laser is replaced by a small laser pointer, the fringes are 5.14 mm apart. What is the wavelength of light produced by the laser pointer?

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

Quick Answer: 

651 nm

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 24, Problem 6


Chapter 24, Problem 6 is solved.

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