Wavelength and Frequency Video Lessons

Concept: The Electromagnetic Spectrum

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

###### FREE Expert Solution

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:

$\overline{){\mathbf{c}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{\lambda \nu }}}$

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

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

###### Problem Details

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

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