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wave length

Postby danielruiz1G » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:47 pm

I'm confused on how exactly amplitude plays a role in oscillations and wavelength. can some explain this to me?

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Re: wave length

Postby Lenaschelzig1C » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:50 pm

amplitude shows how tall the wave is. By doing this, it determines how intense the light is.

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Re: wave length

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:53 pm

Amplitude is related to the intensity of the wave.

Think of the ocean wave. Tall waves (high amplitude) are more powerful then small waves (low amplitude), assuming the same wavelength.

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Re: wave length

Postby sylvie_1D » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:06 pm

The square of the Amplitude tells the intensity, or brightness, of the radiation.

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Re: wave length

Postby Alexandra Wade 1L » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:00 am

Amplitude is also related to the electrical field. Therefore as the extent of the change in the electrical field decreases the amplitude decreases.

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Re: wave length

Postby Elizabeth Parker 1K » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:46 am

Frequency is how many waves pass by in a second while wavelength is the distance between two crests. Amplitude is related to how much energy a wave has. High energy waves have high amplitude and low energy waves have low amplitude.

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