Equations and their purpose


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Haley Fredricks 1B
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Equations and their purpose

Postby Haley Fredricks 1B » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:00 pm

I am a little confused on all of the equations in the unit so far. What are the classifications of each equation (like when you can use what)?

Anika Chakrabarti 1A
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Re: Equations and their purpose

Postby Anika Chakrabarti 1A » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:08 pm

The De Broglie equation (wavelength = h/p) can be used to find the wavelength of any moving particle with a momentum.

The equation E(n) = -[hR/n^2] can be used to find the energy of an electron at a certain energy level (n), and then you can calculate the change in energy if you know the initial and final energy level. You can also find the change in energy if you know the frequency by using E = hv. This equation can also be manipulated so that you can find the frequency of light if given the change in energy or the energy levels.

Most of the time, you just have to look at what numbers are given and rearrange the equations so that you are solving for the unknown.

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Re: Equations and their purpose

Postby EmilyJoo_1G » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:46 pm

The E=hv equation is used to find the energy of a photon. The variables in the C=(lambda)(v) equation are usually rearranged to find wavelength or frequency. The Rydberg formula is used to find the wavelength of the light emitted by electrons jumping between different energy levels.

Katherine Brenner 3H
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Re: Equations and their purpose

Postby Katherine Brenner 3H » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:43 am

Same Haley!

Thank you so much to everyone who responded because now it makes sense.


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