## Standard Units

$c=\lambda v$

NatBrown1I
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### Standard Units

What are the standard units for the wavelength equation?

Ricky Ma DIS 4E
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### Re: Standard Units

The standards units for lambda is meters per second or m/s

Chloe Likwong 2K
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### Re: Standard Units

Wavelength (lambda): nm or m
Frequency (nu): Hz or s^-1.
Speed of light: m/s

Hope it helps!

Aiden Atoori 1C
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### Re: Standard Units

Wavelength or lambda is measured in meters per second.

Manas Jinka
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### Re: Standard Units

Wavelength is measured in m. Many questions give the measurements in nanometers so don't forget to convert to meters.

Edward Xie 2E
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### Re: Standard Units

Wavelength, or lambda, is measured in meters, not meters per second.

Connie Chen 3D
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### Re: Standard Units

Wavelength is almost always in meters (standard) or nanometers (10^-9 m). It is portrayed by the greek letter lambda, which looks like a curvy upside v almost.

Anything in m/s is ALWAYS going to be velocity. Under no circumstances will it ever be a wavelength.

AlyssaBei_1F
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### Re: Standard Units

Wavelength units are m or nm. If they give you nm, make sure to convert to m (SI unit for wavelength)

Rebecca Park
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### Re: Standard Units

Normally m, but in the solutions manual, they give both m and nm so I think both will be good

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