Ryberg's Constant

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Ryberg's Constant

Postby Janet Nguy 2C » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:00 pm

Hi everyone, I looked up Rydberg's constant in google and it gave me a different number from the constant that Dr. Lavelle has on his constants sheet... which one should I be using in my calculations? And what are the units for the Rydberg constant?

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Re: Ryberg's Constant

Postby Tai Metzger 3K » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:34 pm

Most constants will be given to us for the tests so just use whatever is on the sheet.

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Re: Ryberg's Constant

Postby Verity Lai 2K » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:54 pm

I would use the one provided on the constant sheet and it probably have the units for it on there as well.

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Re: Ryberg's Constant

Postby MAC 4G » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:24 pm

The constant listed on Lavelle's sheet is R=3.28984 * 10^15 and it's units are Hz.

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Re: Ryberg's Constant

Postby kim 2I » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:46 pm

I would rely more on what Dr. Lavelle has used in class/has provided for us on the constants sheet (R = 3.28984 × 10^15 Hz or 1/s). The Rydberg's constant on Google has a different unit (1/m) and would possibly interfere with the calculations Dr. Lavelle has taught us.

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Re: Ryberg's Constant

Postby Ayushi2011 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:51 pm

Do use the one given by Dr. Lavelle. Since Rydberg's constant is frequency, the unit is s^-1 or Hz.

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Re: Ryberg's Constant

Postby Ayushi2011 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:51 pm

Do use the one given by Dr. Lavelle. Since Rydberg's constant is frequency, the unit is s^-1 or Hz.

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Re: Ryberg's Constant

Postby DLee_1L » Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:49 am

I think there are two ryberg constants, one that is frequency (m/s) and one that is inverse wavelength. You can derive one from the other using the speed of light = frequency * wavelength equation.


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