## Self-test 1A.1B

AnvitaaAnandkumar_1B
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### Self-test 1A.1B

What is the wavelength of the signal from a radio station transmitting at
98.4 MHz?

Joseph Saba
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### Re: Self-test 1A.1B

I believe since we use the equation c = w*f, then 3e8= 98.6e6x. to solve for x (wavelength) then divide by the frequency. I got 3.05 meters.

Astrid Lunde 1I
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### Re: Self-test 1A.1B

Joseph Saba wrote:I believe since we use the equation c = w*f, then 3e8= 98.6e6x. to solve for x (wavelength) then divide by the frequency. I got 3.05 meters.

Are c and w*f constant values in the equation you used?

Ryan Chang 1C
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### Re: Self-test 1A.1B

Astrid Lunde 1G wrote:
Joseph Saba wrote:I believe since we use the equation c = w*f, then 3e8= 98.6e6x. to solve for x (wavelength) then divide by the frequency. I got 3.05 meters.

Are c and w*f constant values in the equation you used?

C is a constant value which is the speed of light. Lavelle introduced it in lectures as 3.00x10^8 m/s in a vacuum. I'm assuming w and f stand for wavelength and frequency which are not constants since they will be different depending on the problem.

Joseph Saba
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### Re: Self-test 1A.1B

w= wavelength, f= frequency, c= speed of light (3e8)