Variables and what they mean


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ashwathinair
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Variables and what they mean

Postby ashwathinair » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:28 am

I'm still a little confused about what lambda and v mean in equations, as I tend to get them mixed up.

Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D
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Re: Variables and what they mean

Postby Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:01 am

The lamda is a letter of the Greek alphabet that is used to represent wavelength (it looks like a squiggly v), whereas the lowercase v stands for frequency.

Pipiena Malafu 3J
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Re: Variables and what they mean

Postby Pipiena Malafu 3J » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:38 pm

An easy way to remember that lambda is wavelength is to notice that it kind of looks like a wave in an ocean. V is for frequency and doesn’t look like a wave.

Kallista McCarty 1C
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Re: Variables and what they mean

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:05 pm

Lambda is wavelength and 'v' is frequency!

emwoodc
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Re: Variables and what they mean

Postby emwoodc » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:15 pm

lamda is the upside down v with a little edge at the top and it symbolizes wavelength and the v is frequency

selatran1h
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Re: Variables and what they mean

Postby selatran1h » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:12 pm

The greek letter lambda stands for wavelength while the v is the lowercase greek letter nu which stands for frequency.

Jamie Lee 1F
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Re: Variables and what they mean

Postby Jamie Lee 1F » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:47 pm

Lambda is the Greek letter used for wavelength, and "v" is frequency.

Jialun Chen 4F
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Re: Variables and what they mean

Postby Jialun Chen 4F » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:04 pm

Lambda represents wavelength and v (squiggly) stands for frequency. It's kind easy to mix up frequency and velocity (velocity's variable is lower-case v).

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Re: Variables and what they mean

Postby 305385703 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:30 pm

lambda is the wavelength of a wave. v is the frequency of a wave.

Jasmine Kim 1L
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Re: Variables and what they mean

Postby Jasmine Kim 1L » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:53 pm

Be careful about mixing up the variables for frequency and velocity! The frequency variable is more curved than the regular v used for velocity.


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