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Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:53 pm
by Anne Kim 3F
Do we have to memorize the spectrum of different wavelengths and be able to identify which wavelength is which kind of radiation?

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:54 pm
by SummerLee1F
I believe the spectrum will be given to us...

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:55 pm
by Ray Guo 4C
No, you don't.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:09 pm
by KatelinTanjuaquio 1L
I wouldn't think so just because most of our tests are usually on application of content rather than memorization.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:14 pm
by Anita Wong 1H
I think during lecture he said we should just know the general order of the spectrum.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:14 pm
by Jocelyne Milke 1G
I think you should remember that the wavelength for visible light is between 400 and 700 nanometers and probably know which ones have short wavelengths (like gamma or x rays) and which ones have long wavelengths (like radio or microwaves)

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:18 am
by tierra parker 1J
I think you should know which wavelengths correspond to visible light (400 nm -700 nm) and know the order of smallest to longest wavelengths (gamma ray, x-ray, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, microwave, and radio wave)

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:21 am
by Marwan Masri 3B
You should know that visible light ranges from 400nm(violet) to 700nm(red). You should also be familiar with the order of the wavelengths of the electromagentic radiation on the spectrum.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:57 am
by Mikka Hoffman 1C
I don't think you have to memorize the entire spectrum but it would probably be a good idea to have a general sense of what the range for each type of radiation is.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:18 am
by Rithana Srikanth 3L
You should probably know the visible light range, and which radiations have the highest and lowest frequencies/energies/wavelengths.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:19 am
by Sana_Mian_3G
I don't think that you have to memorize the spectrum, but I think we would need to know the inverse relationship with frequency and wavelength.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:58 am
by Andrewwiner4D
You just need to know where light is visible. I do not believe that you will need to memorize every value, that'd be a little absurd.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:54 pm
by KHuang1L
He said just the wavelengths that he discussed during lecture, such as the wavelength range of visible light and UV light.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:41 pm
by Karla_Ocampo 4E
I don't think so, maybe just the visible light range and the general order of the spectrum.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:01 pm
by Sydney Tay 2B
I would know the general order of the atomic spectra, but I don't think we will be asked to know what the exact wavelength ranges are for each type of radiation.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:37 pm
by Danny Zhang 4L
I believe that it will be important to know the order of the regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, as I feel that questions on ordering waves based on frequency, wavelength, or energy will pop up on the test

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:06 pm
by yast_27
During my discussion, the TA said that we should have the information required to find the n level. If you have done the A15 exercise in the book though, they says that the wavelenght studied is from the UV spectrum and this should be enought for you to state that it's from the lyman serie with n = 1

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:16 pm
by Dominique S 4E
I don't think so!

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:32 pm
by Dana Wilks 3I
I don't think you have to know specifics, but it would probably be a good idea to know the general order of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:47 am
by daniela3D
He'll most likely provide have that info in the first page of our quizzes/tests. But it's always good to go over it.

Re: Do I have to memorize the spectrum?

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:58 am
by Anjali 4A
I think that we would be provided with it, but should at least familiarize and understand it beforehand.