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# ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM

## & RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

ENERGY, FREQUENCY, AND
WAVELENGTH OF LIGHT
By: Omar Coronado & Celeste Ly

ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM

## Electromagnetic waves are produced by a vibrating electrical charge and travel

through a vacuum at a constant speed, c, of 3.00 x 10^8 m/s

wavelength.

## Characteristic distribution of electromagnetic radiation emitted or absorbed by

that particular object.

Mostly used in science for spectroscopic and other probing interactions, and to
study and characterize matter.

## THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENERGY,

FREQUENCY, AND WAVELENGTH OF LIGHT

Greater energy, the larger the frequency and the shorter the
wavelength.

## Wavelength, (lambda)- distance between corresponding points

on a continuous wave

## Frequency, f number of waves that pass a given point in a

certain period of time

OR WAVELENGTH

## The speed of light,3.00 x 10^8m/s = frequency x wavelength

If your given the frequency then you just have to divide it by
the speed of light
If your given the wavelength then you just have to divide it by
the speed of light.

## CALCULATE THE FREQUENCY &

WAVELENGTH OF LIGHT USING PLANCKS
CONSTANT

Equation: Energy = hf
H = Plancks constant (6.626 x 10^-34 Js)
F =Frequency
Using this equation the only thing you have to plug in is the
frequency of the light.
To find the highest frequency you will have to compare the
lights frequency result and also you do the same in order to
find the highest energy.

## CALCULATING THE FREQUENCY OF

LIGHT
Calculate the frequency of red light with a wavelength of 650nm.

## (3.00 x 10^8 m/s)/(650nm) = frequency x (650nm)/(650nm)

F = 4.62 x 10^5 Hz

The frequency of red light with a wavelength of 650nm is 4.62 x 10^5 Hz.

## (3.00 x 10^8 m/s)/(475nm) = frequency x (475nm)/(475nm)

F = 6.32 x 10^5 Hz

The frequency of blue light with a wavelength of 650nm is 6.32 x 10^5 Hz.

## EXAMPLES OF CALCULATIONS ACHIEVED

BY APPLYING PLANCKS CONSTANT
Calculating for Red light

E = hf

## E = (6.626 x 10^-34 Js)(4.62 x 10^5 Hz)

E = 3.06 x 10^-28
The energy for red light is 3.06 x 10^-28.

E = hf

## E = (6.626 x 10^-34 Js)(6.32 x 10^5 Hz)

E = 4.19 x 10^-28

DATA

## What problems did you encounter in your experimental design?

Taking an accurate temperature of the colors was a problem that was not

to be expected.
What changes could be made to improve the results?
A larger prism can improve the results of the temperature accuracy .

Summary:
Upon concluding the lab, we observed the temperature of each color

increased as the time passed. The longer the prism stayed out in the
sun, the temperature increased. Including, the size of the prism also
effected the size of the rainbow.

QUESTIONS