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I Solar spectral intensity per wavelength - frequency

  1. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:37 PM #1
    Why is solar spectral intensity per wavelength different than solar spectral intensity per frequency?
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 1:28 AM #2

    davenn

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    If I have understood you question correctly
    ... ( it didn't have much supporting info) ....
    I would suggest because frequency and wavelength are inversely proportional.....

    increase freq. decrease wavelength and visa versa

    If that isn't what you are looking for, then make your Q a bit easier to understand
     
  4. Dec 6, 2018 at 1:31 AM #3
    Why the shape of the curve is different when the intensity is plotted in a graph against frequency and against wavelength? That is your question?

    Shortly, because the relationship between frequency and wavelength is non-linear, indeed they are inversely proportional. You might read this insight:
    https://www.physicsforums.com/insights/exploring-spectral-paradox/
     
  5. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:22 AM #4
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