calculating wavelength  [ENDORSED]

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Melissa Ledesma 2B
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calculating wavelength

Postby Melissa Ledesma 2B » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:13 pm

On homework problem 1.23 I am asked to calculate the wavelength of a y-ray. In the solution then energy of a technetium-99 atom is being multiplied by 1.6022x10^-19 but i don't know where that number came from can anyone explain why it is being multiplied by this number?

Kathrin Magdalani 3J
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Re: calculating wavelength

Postby Kathrin Magdalani 3J » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:25 pm

They are converting to Joules.
1 eV = 1.602177x10-19 Joule

Lucy Nakashima 1E
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Re: calculating wavelength

Postby Lucy Nakashima 1E » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:34 pm

For these sorts of problems, will we be given the conversion in the question so we don't have to memorize all of the different values?

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Re: calculating wavelength  [ENDORSED]

Postby Christine_Mavilian_3E » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:12 pm

For problems involving constants and or conversion values that aren't "well known", the information will most likely be provided either on a formula sheet or within the question. If you have the Periodic Table of Elements that was given with the course reader, most of these values (i.e. constants and equations) are provided on the back.

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