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Robert Estrada
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Hw #1.67

Postby Robert Estrada » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:56 pm

Can someone please help with this question:
A team of scientist recently developed a series of nanowires that can act as miniature lasers.
a. one nanowire was found to emit light of frequency 6.27 x 10^14 Hz. What was the wavelength of the light emitted?
b. A second nanowire was found to emit light with a wavelength of 421nm. What was the frequency of the light from the second wire?

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Re: Hw #1.67

Postby Grace Ramey 2K » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:07 pm

For part a, you would use the equation c=λv, and rearrange the equation to give you λ (wavelength) = c (speed of light)/ v (frequency).

λ = (3.00 x 10^8 m/s)/(6.27 x 10^14 Hz) = 4.78 x 10^-7 m or 478 nm

For part b, use the same equation (c=λv), but rearrange it so that frequency is on one side of the equals sign, because it is the only unknown: v=c/λ.

(3.00 x 10^8 m/s)/(421 x 10^-9 m) = 7.12 x 10^14 Hz

Hope this helps!

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