Speed of light


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lasarro
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Speed of light

Postby lasarro » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:29 pm

Why do we use the speed of light to calculate the wavelength and frequency of electromagnetic waves, like radiowaves?

nicolely2F
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Re: Speed of light

Postby nicolely2F » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:21 am

EM waves typically travel at the speed 3x10^-8 m/s. Because light is a type of EM wave (and light waves are used in many scenarios), we call it the speed of light.

alexfwang3g
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Re: Speed of light

Postby alexfwang3g » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:26 am

All EMR moves at the speed of light. Since the calculations utilized is regarding to a type of light, then naturally we should use 3x10^-8 m/s as well.

Audrie Chan-3B
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Re: Speed of light

Postby Audrie Chan-3B » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:14 am

The units from wavelength (m) and frequency (s) give velocity (m/s). The speed of light is essentially the velocity for these two factors because we are dealing with light waves.

Megan Ngai- 3B
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Re: Speed of light

Postby Megan Ngai- 3B » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:23 pm

Electromagnetic radiation moves at the speed of light

Because the calc is about a type of light, c= 3x10^-8 m/s is used.

Anthony Hatashita 4H
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Re: Speed of light

Postby Anthony Hatashita 4H » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:58 pm

Any EMR has the same speed, we just call it the speed of light (c)

stephaniekim2K
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Re: Speed of light

Postby stephaniekim2K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:48 pm

Typically, if not mentioned, you use the speed of light in a vacuum.

emwoodc
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Re: Speed of light

Postby emwoodc » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:38 pm

EMR is the speed of light so we typically use it

DMuth_1J
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Re: Speed of light

Postby DMuth_1J » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:18 am

The speed of light is a constant. No matter what kind of light or what variant of light, the wavelength multiplied by the frequency of a specific light sample being studied will always equal this constant 2.98x10^8 m/s

Chantel_2I
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Re: Speed of light

Postby Chantel_2I » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:17 pm

The speed of light can be used in regard to all types of electromagnetic radiation.

chrischyu4a
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Re: Speed of light

Postby chrischyu4a » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:56 pm

All electromagnetic radiation is light itself which is why they all travel at 3*10^8 m/s. The factors that distinguishes the types of EM waves are frequency and wavelength.

Kevin Liu 1J
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Re: Speed of light

Postby Kevin Liu 1J » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:27 pm

speed of light is 2.998 x 10^8 m/s and this is utilized as waves are part of the light spectrum. Hope this helps!

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Re: Speed of light

Postby HuyHa_2H » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:30 am

Electromagnetic radiation move at the same speed as the speed of light hence we use the constant 2.998 x 10^8 m/s for both subjects.

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Re: Speed of light

Postby RobertXu_2J » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:47 am

Electromagnetic radiation travels at the speed of light, therefore we use the speed of light to calculate it. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation, and the speed of light is really the speed of all these EM waves.


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