E=hv vs E=hf  [ENDORSED]

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E=hv vs E=hf

Postby RichardValdez1L » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:56 pm

I've seen E=hf around and I just wanted to confirm they're the same, and if they're not can someone explain the difference?

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Re: E=hv vs E=hf  [ENDORSED]

Postby Ismail 1F » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:03 pm

Yes, they are the same formula. Sometimes frequency is written in terms of speed formula.

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Re: E=hv vs E=hf

Postby Ignacio Ramirez 1J » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:09 pm

Both equations are the same, they both stand for frequency. That is the frequency of the photon that is coming in or being released.

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Re: E=hv vs E=hf

Postby Jennifer Tuell 1B » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:31 pm

I was also confused about this! I would argue that velocity and frequency are interchangeable especially because they have the same units.

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Re: E=hv vs E=hf

Postby Vivian Gonzalez 1A » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:37 pm

It is the same formula. Just as wavelength is sometimes noted as lambda, frequency is noted as v.

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