verified/detected wavelengths

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Jennah Muhammad 1H
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verified/detected wavelengths

Postby Jennah Muhammad 1H » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:27 pm

a wavelength is hard to detect when smaller than 10^-10 correct? Why this specific value and what the reasoning behind it?

Yolandia Winn 1A
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Re: verified/detected wavelengths

Postby Yolandia Winn 1A » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:16 pm

I have the same question about the specific reasoning, but I believe Lavelle said in class that the cut off is anything smaller than 10^-14 or
10^-16. I was trying to piece the reasoning together in my head..I pictured that if the trough to trough distance was too small it wouldn't operate as a parabolic wave any's almost not a wave..if you were to draw it out, the shorter the wavelength the more it looks like a line. I would like to know for sure though.

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Re: verified/detected wavelengths

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:15 pm

A very small wavelength such as 10^-10 would have a high frequency which means it would have a lot of energy and oscillate very fast which would make it hard to detect.

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