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for example, "energy directly corresponds to wavenumber"

thanks for any help

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for example, "energy directly corresponds to wavenumber"

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for example, "energy directly corresponds to wavenumber"

as in if one changes so does the other ?

that's probably proportional to .... eg .. energy : wavenumber

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The colon " : " is used to indicate a ratio.as in if one changes so does the other ?

that's probably proportional to .... eg .. energy : wavenumber

The proportionality sign, " ∝ " is used to indicate that there is a direct, but unspecified, variation between two variables.

For example:

x ∝ y → y = k ⋅ x, where k is called a constant of proportionality

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proportionality_(mathematics)

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thanks for the correction

I'm not a mathematician

I'm not a mathematician

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