frequency of light

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Kimberly Koo 2I
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frequency of light

Postby Kimberly Koo 2I » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:09 pm

Why does the frequency of light remain constant when the light travels through different mediums even if the wavelength and speed change?

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Re: frequency of light

Postby philipraj_1F » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:15 pm

Frequency is equal to the ratio between the speed of light and wavelength, which stays the same.

Frederick Keith_4C
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Re: frequency of light

Postby Frederick Keith_4C » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:22 pm

Yes basically what the other guy said but in other words: The frequency stays the same because as a wave travels into a denser medium, it slows down and the wavelength decreases, so the proportion or ratio between the two is going to stay the same.

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