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What is the relationship between the width (W) of the central diffraction maximum formed through a circular aperture and the size (S) of the aperture?
  1. W increases as S increases.
  2. W decreases as S increases.
  3. W can increase or decrease as S decreases.
  4. W can neither increase nor decrease as S decreases.
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Final Answer
(b)
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