Speed of light  [ENDORSED]

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Caitlin Dillon 3G
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Speed of light

Postby Caitlin Dillon 3G » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:35 pm

I know this may be a stupid question, but I am really behind in chemistry...Is the speed of light always 3.00 x 10^8 meters per second? Or just in a vacuum?

Joshua Baysa 1J
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Re: Speed of light

Postby Joshua Baysa 1J » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:35 pm

The speed of light is 3.00 *10^8 only within a vacuum. This speed changes in things like air and water, but I'm not sure how much of a change this brings out.

Logan 3C
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Re: Speed of light

Postby Logan 3C » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:16 pm

The speed of light slows down through materials such as gas, water and glass because of both its wave and particle principles.

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Re: Speed of light  [ENDORSED]

Postby Mirian_Garcia_2G » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:02 am

I believe that the most important thing to remember is that c, the speed of light, is a constant value. Whenever c is used in a formula, always know that its value is 3.00x10^8 m/s. But, yes, 3.00x10^8 m/s is the speed of light in a vacuum.

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