Calculating Wavelength without distance

1. Jul 29, 2005

StotleD

A question has been given to me: what is the wavelength for light with a frequency of 5.58×1014 Hz? How do you find the wavelength without the distance?

2. Jul 29, 2005

Nylex

You can use the equation $c = f\lambda$, where c is the speed of light (in free space).

3. Jul 29, 2005

StotleD

That formula includes the wavelength which is what I am trying to solve for. I am a first year physics student so you'll have to take it easy.

4. Jul 29, 2005

HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
Well if it didn't include the wavelength you couldn't solve for it, could you?

c= &lambda;f so &lambda;= c/f.

You are given the frequency, f, and you know, or can look up, the speed of light, c.