SI units and wavelength


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Giovanni Anguiano-Gutierrez 3L
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SI units and wavelength

Postby Giovanni Anguiano-Gutierrez 3L » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:57 pm

What is the SI units used to find wavelength?

Julieta Serobyan4D
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Re: SI units and wavelength

Postby Julieta Serobyan4D » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:59 pm

Metre(m)

Myka G 1l
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Re: SI units and wavelength

Postby Myka G 1l » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:02 pm

Wavelength is a measure of distance, so it measured in meters (usually smaller measurements of meters like nm)

Matt F
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Re: SI units and wavelength

Postby Matt F » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:14 pm

As others mentioned you'll almost always see wavelength measured in meters (m) since it's distance. However, it's usually an extremely small number, so I'd recommend knowing the different prefixes (nano, pico, etc) in case it's given like that.

Amy Kumar 1I
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Re: SI units and wavelength

Postby Amy Kumar 1I » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:17 pm

Be careful if the question is asking/giving you the data in meters or nanometers because it can be used with both.

gferg21
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Re: SI units and wavelength

Postby gferg21 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:17 pm

one of the most common units of wavelength is the nanometer (nm) because much of the visible spectrum of light falls within the range of 10^-9 meters.

IreneGi2I
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Re: SI units and wavelength

Postby IreneGi2I » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:31 pm

As people mentioned above, I also think you should always check the units very carefully in tests (whether it is m or nm, or any other units)!


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