ELECTRONS AND THE ELECTROMAGNETIC. S P E C T R U M. Electromagnetic Spectrum. EM Radiation Travels in Waves. Wave Characteristics WAVELENGTH – the distance between two consecutive wave peaks ; symbolized by the Greek letter lambda ( λ ) FREQUENCY – indicates how many wave
consecutive wave peaks; symbolized by
the Greek letter lambda (λ)
peakspass a certain point at a given
time; symbolized by the Greek letter nu (ѵ)
crest or origin to trough.
of 3.00 x 108m/s
in a small, specificamount called a quantum.
tiny particles called photons.
the wavemultiplied by its wavelength.
to find wavelength or frequency.
λ= c/ѵ or ѵ= c/ λ
3.44 x 109Hz