In λ = xs/D what does the x and the s stand for?

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For youngs double slit experiment

Thank you ;)

Posted Fri 3rd May, 2013 @ 20:33 by Tilly - Team GR

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x (usually w) is fringe separation which is the distance between the centre of adjacent bright fringes.

s is the slit spacing which is the distance between the the centres of adjacent slits

Hope this helps!

Answered Sat 4th May, 2013 @ 12:20 by Dilly
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Thank you Dilly!

I get it now :)

Answered Sat 4th May, 2013 @ 14:48 by Tilly - Team GR