wavelength verbiage

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Erica Wang
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wavelength verbiage

Postby Erica Wang » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:37 pm

When solving problems do "frequency of light emitted" and "wavelength of the radiation emitted" mean the same thing?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: wavelength verbiage

Postby dbalestra4F » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:05 pm

Yes, there is a difference between wavelength of light emitted and frequency of light emitted.
The Rydberg Equation solves for the frequency of the light emitted. If the question asks for the wave length, us the wavelength= c/frequency to find the wave length.

Hannah Markovic 3C
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Re: wavelength verbiage

Postby Hannah Markovic 3C » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:01 pm

Wavelength is the distance before the wave begins to repeat itself. For example, wavelength is usually measured from peak to peak of a wave (the highest point of a wave) or from trough to trough (the lowest point of a wave). On the other hand, the frequency of a wave is the number of wavelengths that pass a point in one second. For example, if 4 wavelengths pass by a point in one second, then the frequency is 4 per second or 4 Hz.

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