The wavelength for a wave propagating in air is given by:
, where c is the speed of light and f is the frequency of the wave propagation.
Assume the following waves are propagating in air
a) Calculate the wavelength λ1 for gamma rays of frequency f1 = 6.30×1021 Hz.
b) Calculate the wavelength λ2 for visible light of frequency f2 = 5.40×1014 Hz.
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