Posted by Rach on .
A diffraction grating gives a secondorder maximum at as angle of 31‹ for violet light (ƒÉ = 4.0 ~ 102 nm). If the diffraction grating is 1.0 cm in width, how many lines are on this diffraction grating?

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Rach,
Sorry about the double post, and
the question is:
A diffraction grating gives a secondorder maximum at as angle of 31 degrees for violet light (wavelength = 4.0 x 102 nm). If the diffraction grating is 1.0 cm in width, how many lines are on this diffraction grating? 
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bobpursley,
n lambda = d sin( theta )
d=n * lambda/sinTheta
solve for d. That is the distance between slits, so lines/distance= 1/d
change wavelength to cm if you want lines per cm 
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Rach,
isn't that derived from the formula used for single slit though? and this is multiple slit (isn't that the same eqns as double slit?

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Rach,
so n= 2 (second order)
theta= 31 degrees
d= 0.1 m
lambda= 4.0 x 10^7 m
(i'm required to solve in m)
is this correct? 
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Anonymous,
no