What is the relationship between frequency and wavelength in electromagnetic radiation?

1 Answer
Nov 28, 2016

Answer:

Frequency and wavelength are inversely proportional.

Explanation:

Frequency and wavelength are inversely proportional.

#c=f·lambda# #("The speed of light is directly proportional to"# #f# and #lambda)#.

#c/f=lamda# #("The speed of light is directly proportional to"# #f#, and #f# is inversely proportional to #lambda)#.

#c/lambda=f# #("The speed of light is directly proportional to"# #lambda#, and #lambda# is inversely proportional to #f#.

Notice in the diagram below that as wavelength decreases, the frequency increases. The speed of light, #c# is a constant, so when wavelength decreases, frequency increases and vice versa.

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