Problem: (a)  What is the frequency of an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength of 20 cm? (b) What would be the wavelength of a sound wave in water with the same frequency as the electromagnetic wave of part a?

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Frequency is expressed as:

f=vλ, where vis the velocity of an electromagnetic wave and λ is the wavelength. 

The velocity of an electromagnetic wave is, v = c = 3.0 × 108 m/s

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(a)  What is the frequency of an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength of 20 cm? 

(b) What would be the wavelength of a sound wave in water with the same frequency as the electromagnetic wave of part a?

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