Frequency vs. Velocity


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Yazmin Bocanegra 3L
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Frequency vs. Velocity

Postby Yazmin Bocanegra 3L » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:21 pm

When talking about light, are velocity and frequency the same thing?

AGulati_4A
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Re: Frequency vs. Velocity

Postby AGulati_4A » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:28 pm

the velocity of light is c -- a constant -- while frequency is variable depending on the wavelength

Sukanya Mohapatra 2G
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Re: Frequency vs. Velocity

Postby Sukanya Mohapatra 2G » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:59 pm

The speed of light is 3.0 x 10^8 m/s while the frequency can be determined according to wavelength.

sbottomley3a
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Re: Frequency vs. Velocity

Postby sbottomley3a » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:27 am

The velocity of light is equal to the constant c, while we can find the frequency of light given it's wavelength.

Miriam Villarreal 1J
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Re: Frequency vs. Velocity

Postby Miriam Villarreal 1J » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:45 pm

velocity is measured in m/s and corresponds with c which is equal to 3.0 x 10^8 while frequency has units (hz or s^-1) and is obtained by dividing c over wavelength or by dividing energy by planck's constant (h-6.626 x 10^-34).

Laura WM 3I
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Re: Frequency vs. Velocity

Postby Laura WM 3I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:59 pm

Is velocity of light always constant?

Varadhan_3G
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Re: Frequency vs. Velocity

Postby Varadhan_3G » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:17 am

Yes, the velocity of light is always a constant, as far as we are concerned.

AronCainBayot2K
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Re: Frequency vs. Velocity

Postby AronCainBayot2K » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:29 am

Frequency and velocity are not the same thing as frequency is obtained by dividing the speed of light over a give wavelength where as velocity is always a constant as "c" which is the speed of light.

Kaitlyn Jang 1F
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Re: Frequency vs. Velocity

Postby Kaitlyn Jang 1F » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:26 am

Velocity of light is the same as speed of light, c=3.00x10^8 m/s. Frequency varies and can be found through given wavelengths and/or energy in a problem.


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