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Homework Help: Absorption of radiation at vibration frequency

  1. Jun 16, 2006 #1
    why is enerygy absorbed if the frequency of the radiation matches the frequency of the vibration?
     
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  3. Jun 16, 2006 #2

    Hootenanny

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    The simple answer is that energy transfer is most efficient when the frequency matches the natural frequency of the bond. Remember SHM and resonence? This is analogous, same princples apply.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2006 #3
    thank you very much!
     
  5. Jun 18, 2006 #4

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    My pleasure:smile:
     
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