hw problem 1A.7


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Joanna Mendoza 3J
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hw problem 1A.7

Postby Joanna Mendoza 3J » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:14 pm

Problem: (a) The frequency of violet light is 7.1 x 10^14 Hz. What is the wavelength (in nanometers) of violet light?
The solution manual shows that 2.998 x 10^8 m.s^-1 is divided by the frequency but I don't know where they got the "2.998 x 10^8 m.s^-1" from

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Re: hw problem 1A.7

Postby 305303255 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:24 pm

The way I did this problem was by using the equation: λ v = c, where v is the frequency and c is a constant for the speed of light. That number that you saw is "c." I hope this helps!

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Re: hw problem 1A.7

Postby kpang_4H » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:28 pm

The equation for the speed of light is c = frequency x wavelength. If you remember, c is a constant, 2.998 X 10^8 m/s.

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Re: hw problem 1A.7

Postby Princess Jereza 3C » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:21 pm

You probably got confused because the solution manual said 2.998 x 10^8 m.s^-1, but in the textbook it says that the speed of light, c, is 3 x 10^8 m/s


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