Problem 1A.9 (7th edition)


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Henry Krasner 1C
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Problem 1A.9 (7th edition)

Postby Henry Krasner 1C » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:55 pm

In this problem, we are given one of the following options for four different scenarios: frequency, wavelength, and photon energy, and have to determine which option matches to which scenario, each of which is a different type of radiation.
Is it viable to just use the 2 formulas of c=λv and e=hv to calculate the data needed to complete the table and determine the sources?
Also, in c=λv, the correct unit for λ is meters, correct?

Minsub Lee 3E
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Re: Problem 1A.9 (7th edition)

Postby Minsub Lee 3E » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:04 pm

Yes, use c=λv and e=hv to find the source. The correct unit for wavelength (λ) are meters.

Henri_de_Guzman_3L
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Re: Problem 1A.9 (7th edition)

Postby Henri_de_Guzman_3L » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:49 pm

Isn't it dumb how we need E=hv to solve this problem, yet that isn't given until 1B? Am I tripping?

Anusha 1H
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Re: Problem 1A.9 (7th edition)

Postby Anusha 1H » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:59 pm

Yea I thought that was strange too because 1A doesn't address Energy of the photon much apart from Table 1A.1

Diana Bibireata 1B
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Re: Problem 1A.9 (7th edition)

Postby Diana Bibireata 1B » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:07 pm

In the equation c= you do use meters (because the unit for c is meters per second)
But it is important to note that wavelengths in the visible spectrum are usually given in nanometers (which is 10-9m) so just also know this conversion.

Summer de Vera 2C
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Re: Problem 1A.9 (7th edition)

Postby Summer de Vera 2C » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:08 am

Yes, you can use both equations. You may also want to combine them for some, though I don't know if it's needed.


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