1Chapter 6Electronic Structureof AtomsWavesA wave can be thought as a vibratingdisturbance by which energy is transmitted-Frequency ν(nu):The number of waves passing a given point per unit of time Waves are characterized by their length,height and frequency.2
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2Waves (cont)- Wavelengthλ(Lambda):The distance between corresponding points on adjacent waves.-Amplitude: The vertical distance from the midline of a wave to to the peak.Electromagnetic RadiationDefinition:Electromagnetic radiation is the emission and transmission of energy in the form of electromagnetic waves.All electromagnetic radiation travels at the same velocity: the speed of light (c). c = 3.00 ×108m/s.c= λνwavelength: SI unit: m, cm, nmfrequency: SI unit Hz or /s4