Intensity vs. Length of Waves

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Quynh Vo
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Intensity vs. Length of Waves

Postby Quynh Vo » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:51 pm

What is the difference between higher intensity light and a shorter wavelength?

Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B
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Re: Intensity vs. Length of Waves

Postby Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:54 pm

Higher intensity implies larger amplitude/larger "bumps", whereas shorter wavelength implies closer "bumps".

J Medina 2I
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Re: Intensity vs. Length of Waves

Postby J Medina 2I » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:31 pm

Shorter wavelengths imply higher frequency (v), means more crowded bumps and higher energy for removing electrons

Matthew Chan 1B
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Re: Intensity vs. Length of Waves

Postby Matthew Chan 1B » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:31 pm

A shorter wavelength means that the energy of the radiation increases. Fluctuation in the wavelength of the radiation affects the energy. Intensity is not affected by changing the frequency/wavelength. You can think of the intensity as the amplitude of the wave. Hope this helps.

Camille 4I
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Re: Intensity vs. Length of Waves

Postby Camille 4I » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:59 pm

How does fluctuation in wavelength of energy affect the intensity of the energy? Is it inversely or directly proportional?


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