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Two glass plates 10cm long are in contact at one end and seperated at the other end by a thread .050 mm in diameter. Light containing two wavelengths 400nm and 600nm is incident perpendicularly. At what distance from the contact point is the next dark fringe?

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The diagram is in the attached file.

From geometry
d/x=s/l
or x= d l /s------------- Equation (1)
where x is the position of dark fringe

The condition for destructive interference is 2d= m lambda where m=0,1,2

First dark fringe will be for m=0
or 2d=0 or d=0 that is at the contact point
The second dark fringe will be at m=1 or 2d=lambda
or d= lambda /2
The third dark fringe will be ...

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The solution answers a question on interference of light- distance to the next dark fringe.

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