Standard Units


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NatBrown1I
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Standard Units

Postby NatBrown1I » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:13 pm

What are the standard units for the wavelength equation?

Ricky Ma DIS 4E
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Re: Standard Units

Postby Ricky Ma DIS 4E » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:14 pm

The standards units for lambda is meters per second or m/s

Chloe Likwong 2K
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Re: Standard Units

Postby Chloe Likwong 2K » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:58 am

Wavelength (lambda): nm or m
Frequency (nu): Hz or s^-1.
Speed of light: m/s

Hope it helps!

Aiden Atoori 1C
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Re: Standard Units

Postby Aiden Atoori 1C » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:42 pm

Wavelength or lambda is measured in meters per second.

Manas Jinka
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Re: Standard Units

Postby Manas Jinka » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:34 am

Wavelength is measured in m. Many questions give the measurements in nanometers so don't forget to convert to meters.

Edward Xie 2E
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Re: Standard Units

Postby Edward Xie 2E » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:25 pm

Wavelength, or lambda, is measured in meters, not meters per second.

Connie Chen 3D
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Re: Standard Units

Postby Connie Chen 3D » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:10 pm

Wavelength is almost always in meters (standard) or nanometers (10^-9 m). It is portrayed by the greek letter lambda, which looks like a curvy upside v almost.

Anything in m/s is ALWAYS going to be velocity. Under no circumstances will it ever be a wavelength.

AlyssaBei_1F
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Re: Standard Units

Postby AlyssaBei_1F » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:51 pm

Wavelength units are m or nm. If they give you nm, make sure to convert to m (SI unit for wavelength)

Rebecca Park
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Re: Standard Units

Postby Rebecca Park » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:53 pm

Normally m, but in the solutions manual, they give both m and nm so I think both will be good


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