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A flaw in the wavelenght/frequency formula? FTW?

  1. Jun 15, 2009 #1
    a flaw in the wavelenght/frequency formula?? FTW???

    c equals lambda/frequency, and c is a constant.

    SO. In order for c to remain constant, as lambda increases, frequency should also increase, and vice versa. But that doesnt happen in the electromagnetic spectrum. The EM spectrum shows that as wavelenght increases, frequency decreases (as we go from UV to IR) and vice versa. Then how does c remain constant, and does the equation remain valid??????
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2009 #2

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    Re: a flaw in the wavelenght/frequency formula?? FTW???

    That's incorrect. The correct relationship is: c = λf (not c = λ/f).
     
  4. Jun 15, 2009 #3
    Re: a flaw in the wavelenght/frequency formula?? FTW???

    lol! I feel so stupid right now! hahahaha. I knew it would be something obvious, because I wasnt thinking straight when I posted this :P
     
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