Frequency and wavelength  [ENDORSED]

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Husnia Safi - 1K
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Frequency and wavelength

Postby Husnia Safi - 1K » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:42 pm

Does frequency and wavelength have an inverse relationship? and if so, why?

Marisol Sanchez - 1E
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Re: Frequency and wavelength

Postby Marisol Sanchez - 1E » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:06 am

I know that in general, they do have an inverse relationship, waves with higher frequency tend to have shorter wavelengths and vice versa but I am not aware of the reasoning behind it.

Caroline Crotty 1D
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Re: Frequency and wavelength

Postby Caroline Crotty 1D » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:04 pm

Wavelength and frequency have an inverse relationship because as wavelength increase, so the waves become longer, the frequency decreases because there are less waves per second. As wavelength decreases, the waves become shorter, the frequency increases because there are more waves per second.

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Re: Frequency and wavelength

Postby Adam Yaptangco 1D » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:47 pm

Wavelength and Frequency do have an inverse relationship. The longer a wave is the less frequently it will repeat itself. If a wave repeats more frequently the length of the wave would be shortened.

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Re: Frequency and wavelength  [ENDORSED]

Postby Alesha Vaughn 1E » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:21 pm

Inverse relationship means that two variables move in opposite directions. For example as A increases, B decreases and vice-versa. The same goes for wavelength and frequency. If a wave model has a high frequency it will have a shorter wavelength because higher frequency means there are a higher amount of waves occurring so there has to be less distance in between each wave.

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