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Waves. Wavelength ( ) - length of one complete wave Frequency ( ) - # of waves that pass a point during a certain time period hertz (Hz) = 1/s or s -1 Amplitude (A) - distance from the origin to the trough or crest. . crest. A. origin. trough. greater amplitude (intensity). Waves.

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waves
Waves
  • Wavelength () - length of one complete wave
  • Frequency () - # of waves that pass a point during a certain time period
    • hertz (Hz) = 1/s or s-1
  • Amplitude (A) - distance from the origin to the trough or crest
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crest

A

origin

trough

greater amplitude

(intensity)

Waves

greater frequency

(color)

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EM Spectrum

HIGH

ENERGY

LOW

ENERGY

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R

O

Y

G.

B

I

V

red

orange

yellow

green

blue

indigo

violet

EM Spectrum

HIGH

ENERGY

LOW

ENERGY

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EM Spectrum
  • Frequency & wavelength are inversely proportional

c = 

c: speed of light (3.00  108 m/s)

: wavelength (m)

: frequency (Hz or s-1)

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