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- May 21st 2008, 06:32 AM #1

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## Diffraction Grating

hi,

When white light it diffracted through a diffraction grating I understand that it is split up into a spectrum of all the colours (as each wavelength is diffracted a different amount). But why does red light (which has the largest lamda) appear furtherest away from the centre maxima? Why is red light diffracted the most?

any help very much appreciated!

- May 21st 2008, 07:17 AM #2
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- May 21st 2008, 10:42 AM #3

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