Iona Prep Physics Assignment: Interference


1. The animation shows a famous experiment we spoke about in class and actually did in the lab when we were measuring the wavelength of light.
What is the name of the experiment which is being illustrated?
2. List and explain the variables and the equation which is used to solve problems based upon this experiment.
3. If light of wavelength 6.2 x10-7 m is passed through two slits which are 6.3 x10-4 cm apart and the pattern forms on a screen located 3.1 m away, how far would the first maximum be from the central maximum?
4. What would be the COLOR of the light used in this experiment?