1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Given the following equation for absorption coefficient in terms of frequency, find the wavelength that gives the maximum value of absorption coefficient. The question: http://i.imgur.com/1jYg8.png 2. Relevant equations Here is the equation: http://i.imgur.com/XUnHC.gif 3. The attempt at a solution I am not sure how to begin this question. My initial guess is to use the "take the derivative and set equal to zero" method to find the maximum however this equation is out of my understanding for that method. I should note I understand the equation and all constants, just not what the question is asking for me to do. Not looking for a solution here but just a suggestion on how to approach this question. Thank you.