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In lecture on Monday, Dr. Lavelle briefly introduced the equation that frequency x wavelength = speed of light. What is the value of speed of light? I googled it, and it spit back 299,792,458 m/s. Do we use this insanely large value, or do we use scientific notation of this value? Is the latter, what is the scientific notation we use for the speed of light?
Last edited by Jennifer Ma 1G on Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:12 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Exactly. It's also important to note that this value is the speed of light in a vacuum. We'll probably be able to use this value for all our calculations but it would be a different number in another medium.
Re: Value of Speed of Light** (Shoutout to Dr. Lavelle for calling me out in lecture today) [ENDORSED]
Ya, the value used in the solution manual was 2.998*10^8, but in class we were using the rounded 3.00*10^8.
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