Speed of light.


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405404782 Gabriel Rigole 4F
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Speed of light.

Postby 405404782 Gabriel Rigole 4F » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:43 pm

Will we always consider the speed of light as a constant?

Ashley Kao 1H
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Re: Speed of light.

Postby Ashley Kao 1H » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:47 pm

Yes, I believe so! The speed of light (c) can be set equal to 3.00x10^8 m/s.

nehashetty_2G
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Re: Speed of light.

Postby nehashetty_2G » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:48 pm

Yes - I believe at this point we will consider the speed of light/radiation as a constant because there are no changing mediums in the problems we are dealing with.

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Re: Speed of light.

Postby Sreyes_1C » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:21 pm

yes and it might be one of the constants listed on the test sheets

Sadhana_Dicussion_4A
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Re: Speed of light.

Postby Sadhana_Dicussion_4A » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:14 pm

The speed of light is considered to be constant for our purposes in chemistry, but this is only a postulate since it has not been proved.

Kehlin Hayes 4C
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Re: Speed of light.

Postby Kehlin Hayes 4C » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:29 pm

Yes we consider the speed of light in a vacuum to be a constant that we consider c

JasonKwon_3k
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Re: Speed of light.

Postby JasonKwon_3k » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:35 pm

The speed of light will usually always be given as a constant when doing problems.

Salma Fawzi 4G
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Re: Speed of light.

Postby Salma Fawzi 4G » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:26 pm

What is the exact value for the speed of light and how was this number calculated?

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Re: Speed of light.

Postby 305086803 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:35 pm

Yes, I believe that Lavelle specifically stated the c= speed of light is always a constant. Atleast in this class.

Aarushi Solanki 4F
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Re: Speed of light.

Postby Aarushi Solanki 4F » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:39 pm

Speed of light is a constant depending on the medium it travels through. The "c" speed of light constant indicates the speed of light in a vacuum.

Anna Chen 1K
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Re: Speed of light.

Postby Anna Chen 1K » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:41 pm

Yes, we will consider the speed of light as a constant that can be expressed as 3.00 x 10^8 m/s^-1.


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