Green light has a wavelength of 5.20 × 10−7 m and travels through the air at a speed of 3.00 × 108 m/s. Calculate the . . . frequency of green light waves with this wavelength. Answer in units of Hz
The frequency (f) is determined by the speed of light (c) divided by the wavelength of the light (l), or f = c / l, where f is in cycles per second or Hertz (Hz), c is in meters per second, and l is in meters. So:
1. f = (3.00 * 10^8 m/s) / (5.2 * 10^-7 m)
2. f = (.577 * 10^15 1/sec) =
3. f = 5.77 * 10^14 Hz.
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