Phys 11 Test 9 Study Guide - wavelength to high...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1. Describe an electromagnetic (light) wave. Draw a sketch of one. 2. What is it that is ‘waving’ in a light wave? 3. Describe what is meant by the wavelength and frequency of a light wave. What are the mks units of these two quantities? 4. What is the speed of light in vacuum or air? 5. How is the speed of a wave related to the wavelength and frequency? 6. Know the order of the electromagnetic spectrum from low frequency (long wavelength) to high frequency (short wavelength). 7. Know the order of the visible part of the spectrum from low frequency (long
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: wavelength) to high frequency (short wavelength). 8. Define the index of refraction (or refractive index) of a material. 9. What happens to the speed of light when it enters a medium with a higher refractive index? a lower index? 10. What happens to the wavelength of the light in each case? to the frequency of the light? 11. What is a ray ? 12. What is meant by the ‘angle of incidence’?...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern