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Homework Help: Graph of the Frequency(Wavelength) Relationship

  1. Jul 21, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    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. Relevant equations

    v = ƒ[itex]\lambda[/itex]

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Reading my text book to no avail.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 21, 2011 #2
    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).

  4. Jul 21, 2011 #3
    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)
    Last edited by a moderator: May 5, 2017
  5. Jul 21, 2011 #4
    Exponential functions could also be referring to functions of the from

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