Waves - physics. Watch

melissadh
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1
What does it mean when the 'wavelength of a wave is inversely proportional to its frequency.'
0
reply
Andy-22
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 years ago
#2
Inverse proportion is when one value value increases, the other decreases. So in this instance, as the wavelength increases, the frequency will decrease
0
reply
TheConfusedMedic
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#3
Report 3 years ago
#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
0
reply
thefatone
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#4
Report 3 years ago
#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
 \lambda=\dfrac{1}{f}
0
reply
melissadh
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#5
Thank you so much! That is very clear.😊
0
reply
melissadh
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#6
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#6
Thank you everyone! You all are very helpful, I apreciate it. ❤️
0
reply
melissadh
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#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?
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • Norwich University of the Arts
    Postgraduate (MA) Open Day Postgraduate
    Thu, 18 Jul '19
  • Bournemouth University
    Clearing Open Day Undergraduate
    Wed, 31 Jul '19
  • Staffordshire University
    Postgraduate open event - Stoke-on-Trent campus Postgraduate
    Wed, 7 Aug '19

Are you tempted to change your firm university choice now or on A-level results day?

Yes, I'll try and go to a uni higher up the league tables (131)
19.55%
Yes, there is a uni that I prefer and I'll fit in better (64)
9.55%
No I am happy with my course choice (379)
56.57%
I'm using Clearing when I have my exam results (96)
14.33%

Watched Threads

View All