The ceiling of a large symphony hall is covered with acoustic tiles which have small holes that are 4.35 mm center to center. If a person wi

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The ceiling of a large symphony hall is covered with acoustic tiles which have small holes that are 4.35 mm center to center. If a person with a pupil of diameter 5.10 mm walks into the hall when it is illuminated by 550 nm wavelength light and they can just distinguish the individual holes, what is the distance between their eye and the ceiling

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bonexptip 6 months 2021-07-20T21:32:01+00:00 1 Answers 3 views 0

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    2021-07-20T21:33:21+00:00

    Answer:

    The distance between their eye and the ceiling is 33.06 m.

    Explanation:

    Given that,

    The ceiling of a large symphony hall is covered with acoustic tiles which have small holes that are 4.35 mm center to center, D = 4.35 mm

    Diameter of the eye of pupil, d = 5.1 mm

    Wavelength, \lambda=550\ nm

    We need to find the distance between their eye and the ceiling. Using Rayleigh criteria, we get the distance as follows :

    L=\dfrac{Dd}{1.22\lambda}\\\\L=\dfrac{4.35\times 10^{-3}\times 5.1\times 10^{-3}}{1.22\times 550\times 10^{-9}}\\\\L=33.06\ m

    So, the distance between their eye and the ceiling is 33.06 m.

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