Sapling 2 #6

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MichaelRaad_1F
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Sapling 2 #6

Postby MichaelRaad_1F » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:23 pm

I was going through the sapling homework and I got the right answer by using the same equation (Rydberg Formula) except instead of using frequency is equal to, I used 1/wavelength instead and the units on the Rydberg constant I used were 1/m. Is this fine or should I stick to the frequency is equal to equation.

MichaelRaad_1F
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Re: Sapling 2 #6

Postby MichaelRaad_1F » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:24 pm

I'm not sure if this question made sense so I can clarify if need be.

Justin Nguyen 3E
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Re: Sapling 2 #6

Postby Justin Nguyen 3E » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:28 pm

I think it's probably fine if this method is the one you're most comfortable with. The equation in terms of frequency will probably be provided if there is a need for it anyway.

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Re: Sapling 2 #6

Postby Ivy Tan 1E » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:53 pm

Hi Michael!
In high school, I learned to use 1/wavelength in the Rydberg formula. Both ways are okay to use, because 1/wavelength just shows the inverse relationship between wavelength and frequency in the Rydberg equation. Both should give you the same answer. Hope this helps!!

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Re: Sapling 2 #6

Postby Jaclyn Schwartz 1I » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:50 pm

Both ways should be fine! My ta did it one way but a couple of the other kids in my discussion did it the way you did and she said it was okay. If it is getting you the right answer you should be good. It's just a different form of units.


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