Wavelength and Frequency Video Lessons

Concept: The Electromagnetic Spectrum

# Problem: The rays of the Sun that cause tanning and burning are in the ultraviolet portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. These rays are categorized by wavelength: So-called UV-A radiation has wavelengths in the range of 320-380 nm, whereas UV-B radiation has wavelengths in the range of 290-320 nm.Calculate the frequency of light that has a wavelength of 340 nm .

###### FREE Expert Solution

We are being asked to determine the frequency of light that has a wavelength of 340 nm. Wavelength, frequency, and the speed of light are connected by the following equation:

###### Problem Details

The rays of the Sun that cause tanning and burning are in the ultraviolet portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. These rays are categorized by wavelength: So-called UV-A radiation has wavelengths in the range of 320-380 nm, whereas UV-B radiation has wavelengths in the range of 290-320 nm.

Calculate the frequency of light that has a wavelength of 340 nm .