Problem: Calculate the frequency of each of the following wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation.a) 488.0 mm (wavelength of argon laser)v1=b) 12.24 cm (wavelength of microwave oven)v2=c) .0520mm(a wavelength contained in medical X-rays)v3=

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We are being asked to calculate the frequency, ν given the wavelength, λ.


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)


a) 488.0 mm (wavelength of argon laser)


3.0×108m/s=(488.0 mm×10-3m1 mm)(ν)3.0×108m/s3.0×108m/s=(488.0 × 10-3m)(ν)3.0×108m/s

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Calculate the frequency of each of the following wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation.


a) 488.0 mm (wavelength of argon laser)


v1=


b) 12.24 cm (wavelength of microwave oven)


v2=


c) .0520mm(a wavelength contained in medical X-rays)


v3=