|Jan21-08, 08:37 PM||#1|
[SOLVED] question about light
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
True or False question
5. If a Young’s double-slit apparatus, having operated in
air, were to be submerged in water, the fringe pattern
would become less spread out.
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
What i think they mean: does the wavelength become shorter when light is traveling in a slower medium?
What i don't know is does the frequency of light stay constant regardless of the medium?
If yes, then the statement is true.
|Jan21-08, 08:53 PM||#2|
Yes, the frequency is constant regardless of medium. The frequency of a wave only depends on the oscillations of the source of the wave.
|Jan21-08, 09:03 PM||#3|
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