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What is the minimum diameter mirror on a telescope that would allow you to see details as small as 5.00 km on the Moon some 384,000 km away? Assume an average wavelength of 550 nm for the light received.

$D=5.15 \mathrm{cm}$

Physics 103

Chapter 27

Wave Optics

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we can find. We can find the minimum diameter off the mirror on the telescope. I'm a true So let's say this is a mirror By first finding the theater, that is Ah, in order to see the sport on the moon, see the details. A small is a five kilometer when the moon So five kilometer on the moon with the distance. 384 00 Kilometer, Um indeed will be called Demeter. Off the mirror will be 1.22 times the Lambda divided by in the year. So 1.22 times Linda we have is a 5.5 old times 10 to the power minus seven. Derided by so putting the reading for the better, which is five kilometer fear. My crying three years before triple zero kilometer. So should find this expression here. D we get the diameter off the a meter to be by 15 centimeter

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