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1. What does it mean when the 'wavelength of a wave is inversely proportional to its frequency.'
2. Inverse proportion is when one value value increases, the other decreases. So in this instance, as the wavelength increases, the frequency will decrease
3. ^^ this.
It happens because the wavespeed (through a vacuum) is the same --> 3x10^8 m/s, I think...
since wavespeed = frequency * wavelength, if you increase the frequency, the wavelength must decrease in order to have a constant wavespeed and vice versa
4. (Original post by melissadh)
What does it mean when the 'wavelength of a wave is inversely proportional to its frequency.'
As wavelength increases frequency decreases

also it can be expressed this way
5. Thank you so much! That is very clear.😊
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7. (Original post by melissadh)
What does it mean when the 'wavelength of a wave is inversely proportional to its frequency.'
Does inverse proportion mean the same thing as a negative correlation?

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