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Answer to Question #18707 in Atomic and Nuclear Physics for Dalton McGerr

Question #18707
What is the wavelength of the radiation whose frequency is 5.00 x 10^15 s^-1? In what region of the electromagnetic spectrum is this radiation?
Expert's answer
The wavelength of the radiation whose frequency is 5 X 10^15s^-1 is 2.4 X 10^-6 inches, or 60 nanometers.

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Assignment Expert
20.03.14, 19:54

Frequency: f = 5x10^15 Hz
Speed of light: c = 3x10^8 m/s or 1.18x10^10 inch/s
Thus wavelength is
lambda = c/f = 2.4x10^6 inches

Irvin Navarro
19.03.14, 07:43

But why is it 2.4 x 10^-6?

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