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Standard Units

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:13 pm
by NatBrown1I
What are the standard units for the wavelength equation?

Re: Standard Units

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:14 pm
by Ricky Ma DIS 4E
The standards units for lambda is meters per second or m/s

Re: Standard Units

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:58 am
by Chloe Likwong 2K
Wavelength (lambda): nm or m
Frequency (nu): Hz or s^-1.
Speed of light: m/s

Hope it helps!

Re: Standard Units

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:42 pm
by Aiden Atoori 1C
Wavelength or lambda is measured in meters per second.

Re: Standard Units

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:34 am
by Manas Jinka
Wavelength is measured in m. Many questions give the measurements in nanometers so don't forget to convert to meters.

Re: Standard Units

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:25 pm
by Edward Xie 2E
Wavelength, or lambda, is measured in meters, not meters per second.

Re: Standard Units

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:10 pm
by Connie Chen 3D
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.

Re: Standard Units

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:51 pm
by AlyssaBei_1F
Wavelength units are m or nm. If they give you nm, make sure to convert to m (SI unit for wavelength)

Re: Standard Units

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:53 pm
by Rebecca Park
Normally m, but in the solutions manual, they give both m and nm so I think both will be good