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Expected to know?

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:11 pm
by Ethan Nishikawa 4D
Are we supposed to remember which type of wave (visible, UV, x-ray, etc) correlates with each frequency/wavelength?

Re: Expected to know?

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:15 pm
by Henry_Phan_4L
Yes, but generally you should know that the visible light spectrum is 300 to 700 nm.

Re: Expected to know?

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:26 pm
by Ethan Nishikawa 4D
Thanks! But dang, we need to know all the way from y-ray to radio?

Re: Expected to know?

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:33 pm
by Briana Perez 3A
Although I don't think Lavelle will directly ask which light corresponds to which frequency or wavelength, I think it is a good idea to have a general understanding of it. It will not only help make sense of the detailed problems, but will allow you to check your answer at the end to make sure it is realistic.

Re: Expected to know?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:04 am
by leediane0916
I think we just need to know the specific range for visible light, and just the order in which the categories range along the spectrum!

Re: Expected to know?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:43 am
by Phil Timoteo 1K
I think it is helpful that we know

Re: Expected to know?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:48 am
by Matthew Mar 1J
We should probably at least know the order of waves i.e. which has a shorter wavelength vs which has a longer wavelength, etc... since the photoelectric effect, which was an important part of this unit, relies on waves with short wavelength and high frequency (like UV).
Longest wavelength-----radio---microwaves---infrared---visible light---UV---X-rays---gamma rays-----Shortest wavelength