Wavelenght


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Algernon Jackson 2l
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Wavelenght

Postby Algernon Jackson 2l » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:02 pm

Do gamma rays have the longest wavelength?

Elena Chen 2E
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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Elena Chen 2E » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:03 pm

No, gamma rays have the shortest wavelength and therefore the highest energy.

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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Brandon Pham 1H » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:05 pm

They have the highest frequency and lowest wavelengths. Remember that higher frequency = higher energy

Ivan Chen 2H
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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Ivan Chen 2H » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:12 pm

Gamma rays have the highest amount of energy out of any of the EM waves because of its incredibly high frequency. Because of this, it has the shortest wavelength.

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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Yuehan_Wu_3K » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:14 pm

The gamma radiation doesn't have the longest radiation. Radio waves have the longest wavelengths.

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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Natallie K 3B » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:37 pm

Wavelength is inversely proportional with frequency. For instance, a high frequency wave such as a gamma ray will have a short wavelength. On the other hand, a low frequency wave such as a radio wave will have a long wavelength. Waves with higher frequency have higher energy, which is mathematically proven in the equation E = hv

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Re: Wavelenght

Postby jasonfarrales3D » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:58 pm

In terms of gamma rays, they have the highest energy on the electromagnetic spectrum. With that being said, energy is inversely proportional to wavelength, and because gamma rays have such high energy amounts, its wavelength will in turn be quite small (usually around 10^-12 to 10^-16 m in length).

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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Katie Phan 1K » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:12 pm

Gamma rays have the smallest wavelengths and therefore have the highest energy as they have high frequency!

George Hernandez 3I
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Re: Wavelenght

Postby George Hernandez 3I » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:13 pm

They have the shortest frequency of all waves. Which means they have the highest frequency of all waves as well. Remember that they are inversely related to each other.

Griffin G
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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Griffin G » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:30 pm

No they have the shortest wavelength.

Katie Le 3K
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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Katie Le 3K » Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:09 am

No.Gamma rays have the shortest wavelength. Wavelength and frequency are inversely proportional. When wavelength decreases, frequency increases which also increases energy.

TLDR
Long wavelengths = shorter frequency = less energy
Short wavelengths = longer frequency = more energy

Aria Movassaghi 1A
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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Aria Movassaghi 1A » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:19 am

No, they have the lowest wavelengths

Hannah Chang 3K
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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Hannah Chang 3K » Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:41 pm

I think it's quite important to look at the electromagnetic spectrum and memorize how they compare to each other.

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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Crystal Hsueh 2L » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:13 pm

Gamma rays have the shortest wavelength but the highest frequency. Radio waves have the longest wavelength but the lowest frequency.

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Re: Wavelenght

Postby asalest 2K » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:54 pm

Gamma rays have the shortest wavelength and the highest frequency. On the other hand, Radio waves have the longest wavelengths=lowest frequency.

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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Sejal Parsi 3K » Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:25 am

Gamma rays have the shortest wavelength, but the highest energy or frequency.

Keeryth Sandhu 1H
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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Keeryth Sandhu 1H » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:05 am

Gamma rays have the shortest wavelength and highest frequency.

Kimiya Aframian IB
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Re: Wavelenght

Postby Kimiya Aframian IB » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:10 am

Algernon Jackson 2l wrote:Do gamma rays have the longest wavelength?

Hi! Gamma rays have the shortest wave length, and thus the highest frequency and highest energy. Hope this helps!


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