What does v stand for?


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What does v stand for?

Postby Dayna Pham 1I » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:59 am

Under the Properties of Light slide, it said that "fields oscillate in direction & strength with frequency, v, (per second)..." but under the Properties of Electrons slide, it said that wavelength = h/(mass x velocity).

Does v stand for velocity or frequency?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: What does v stand for?

Postby janeane Kim4G » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:02 am

Hi! The v in (mass*velocity) stands for velocity, and the other v that you see is most likely the Greek letter nu, which looks like a slanted v and stands for the frequency.


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