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P01.05 Radio station wavelengths
(a) Find the wavelength for a typical AM radio wave with a frequency of 590 kHz.
(b) Find the wavelength for a typical FM radio wave with a frequency of 95.5
MHz.
Solution:
In both parts of this problem, we use the fact that the product of wavelength and
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Unformatted text preview: frequency is equal to the wave speed for any periodic wave. (a) Using the numbers given, and remembering that units of Hz are equivalent to 1/s, 8 3 3.00 10 m/s 590 10 Hz 508.5 m c f λ × = = × = (b) For these numbers, 8 6 3.00 10 m/s 95.5 10 Hz 3.141 m c f × = = × =...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2009 for the course PHYS 1112 taught by Professor Seaton during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.
 Spring '08
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