(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A helium-neon laser beam has a wavelength in air of 633nm. It takes 1.38 ns for the light to travel through 30cm of an unknown liquid.

What is the wavelength of the laser beam in the liquid? (IN NM)

2. Relevant equations

v=wavelength*frequency

v= d/t

3. The attempt at a solution

First i found the frequency (since its the same in each medium) by v=wavelength*f

I used the speed of light as v and the 633nm so 3.0e10^8=wavelength(633).. i get 819672.1311

I have the distance and the time of the unknown liquid.. so i figure i can find v of the material by v=d/t

I convert 30cm to nm (cause it wants the answer in nm) so its 300000000nm/1.38ns=217390000

v=wavelength*frequency using my new v and the constant f --> 217390000/819672.1311=265nm

The answer was wrong. I'm wondering if I made a mistake with converting or in my calculations.

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# Homework Help: What is the wavelength of the helium-neon laser beam in the liquid?

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