Visible Light Spectrum... ?


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kimberlyrose1G
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Visible Light Spectrum... ?

Postby kimberlyrose1G » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:56 am

For remembering the order of the visible light spectrum (ROYGBV), do we have to know the wavelengths between each color, or is knowing that visible light is between 400-700 nanometers adequate enough?

LedaKnowles2E
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Re: Visible Light Spectrum... ?

Postby LedaKnowles2E » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:54 am

It's enough to know 400-700nm :)

Tyra Nguyen 4H
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Re: Visible Light Spectrum... ?

Postby Tyra Nguyen 4H » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:00 pm

We just need to know it for UV and visible light (I went to Lavelle's office hours and that was what he said :))

Anne Kim 3F
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Re: Visible Light Spectrum... ?

Postby Anne Kim 3F » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:44 am

Tyra Nguyen 3K wrote:We just need to know it for UV and visible light (I went to Lavelle's office hours and that was what he said :))


Does that mean we only have to know the frequency of the UV and visible lights?

Ava Kjos 1D
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Re: Visible Light Spectrum... ?

Postby Ava Kjos 1D » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:08 am

Yes it would be a good idea to memorize the visible light and UV wavelengths, but don't worry too much about memorizing the wavelengths of radio waves, gamma rays, etc because it most likely won't be on the test

Sameen Mahmood 3D
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Re: Visible Light Spectrum... ?

Postby Sameen Mahmood 3D » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:21 am

Basically know the following: 400-700nm = visible light, <400 nm = UV, >700 nm = IR

Imelda Mena 3I
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Re: Visible Light Spectrum... ?

Postby Imelda Mena 3I » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:45 pm

I was wondering the same thing since in a couple of the HW problems it ask in what spectrum a certain wavelength falls into. Thanks for the clarification! I will make sure to know the wavelength for visible, ultraviolet, and infrared. But do we also need to know the frequencies of these?


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