Problem: When the frequency of light is doubled the wavelength is ___________?a. doubledb. halvedc. unchangedd. none of the above

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We are being asked to determine what would happen to the wavelength if the frequency of light is doubled.


Wavelength, frequency, and the speed of light are connected by the following equation:

c=λν

c = speed of light, m/s
λ = wavelength, in m
ν = frequency, Hz (Hertz)


We can rearrange the equation to isolate the wavelength (λ):

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When the frequency of light is doubled the wavelength is ___________?

a. doubled
b. halved
c. unchanged
d. none of the above

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