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Homework Help: Zeeman Effect Problem [Maybe Simple for you]

  1. Jan 10, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The Zeeman components of a 500 nm spectral line are 0.0116 nm apart when the magnetic field is 1.00 T.
    Find the e/m ratio for the electron from these data

    2. Relevant equations

    Seperation of the Zeeman Components

    3. The attempt at a solution
    from here wavelength is equal = wavelenght^2 x frequency / 4x3.14xmxc

    thank you very much
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  3. Jan 10, 2009 #2


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    Maybe solve the formula for what you want - get it to say e/m = ......

    I think the "frequency" in the formula is supposed to be the "change in frequency" caused by the magnetic field. So you have to take the difference between two frequencies.
  4. Jan 11, 2009 #3
    thank you very much dephi51 but i couldnt shape the equations in my mind. can you solve ?
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