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Homework Question 1.3, 6th Edition

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:25 pm
by Louise Zhuang
Does this happen when the frequency of light decreases? Why?
(c) The extent of the change in the electrical field at a given
point decreases.

Re: Homework Question 1.3, 6th Edition

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:30 pm
by Chem_Mod
Yes, essentially the electrical field corresponds with the amplitude, so as the frequency decreases, the waves become wider and the extent of change (the slope of the wave) decreases.

Re: Homework Question 1.3, 6th Edition

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:06 am
by 005113695
"Does this happen when the frequency of light decreases? Why?
(c) The extent of the change in the electrical field at a given
point decreases."

Yes because as frequency changes, the waves become wider and longer, which means the slope decreases as well.