Tuesday, October 5, 2010

λ = c/v



5 comments:

plustaxsail said...

I don't get it. And it's not just because I'm blitzed it's because I don't get it.

Hamilton Morris said...

The length of a given electromagnetic wave is equal to the speed of light divided by the wave's frequency. Should one wish to calculate this number for a given wave it is best done with a TI-83 Plus calculator accompanied by a high quality drafting pencil and an eraser (should one make mistakes).

plustaxsail said...

Oh duh! I've forgotten far to much from gen chem. Time to crack open Chang.

TGMN said...

yeah i think you mean
"λ = c/f"
where f is frequency.

Hamilton Morris said...

No, I mean exactly what I wrote. Lambda=c/v, why do people always correct me when I'm right?