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Graph of the Frequency(Wavelength) Relationship

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1. Homework Statement

A practice problem showed the relationship between frequency and wavelength to be inversely exponential. I don't understand why is the graphical relationship is not [instead] inversely linear. What concept am I missing? (No calculus please... I'd be clueless :biggrin:).

2. Homework Equations

v = ƒ[itex]\lambda[/itex]

3. The Attempt at a Solution

Reading my text book to no avail.
 
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What do you mean by inversely linear? If you express frequency in terms of wavelength, for example, you get an inverse exponential function (i.e. variable is in the denominator).

[itex]f=\frac{v}{\lambda}[/itex]
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exponential_function" [Broken]

how is it exponential function then?

OP is right.
it is inversely proportional function (or inversely linear)
 
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Exponential functions could also be referring to functions of the from

[itex]y=\large\frac{1}{x^{n}}[/itex]
 

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