Question 1.3 6th edition


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John_Richey_4A
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Question 1.3 6th edition

Postby John_Richey_4A » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:18 pm

How would you tell the extent of change in an electrical field at a given point according to a decrease in frequency?

Kate Chow 4H
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Re: Question 1.3 6th edition

Postby Kate Chow 4H » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:04 pm

First, start with the formula E=hv, where E=energy of photon, h=constant, v=frequency. Extent of change in an electrical field is basically the energy of a photon. You are given that frequency (v) decreases and since h is a constant, you know that E (energy of photon) must also decrease.

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Re: Question 1.3 6th edition

Postby Alma Carrera 3C » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:31 pm

The extent of change is basically the slope of the wave. We know that low frequency is associated with a long wavelength, so if the frequency decreases then the wavelength must increase. If the wavelength increases, that means that the waves have broadened and the slope has decreased. Therefore, the extent of the change has decreased.


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