Physics
keelydawnbruce3
2016-04-23 16:20:12
Which statement correctly describes the relationship between frequency and wavelength? As the frequency of a wave increases, the longer its wavelength is. As the frequency of a wave increases, the shorter its wavelength is. As the frequency of a wave increases, its wavelength remains the same.
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mollymilleson
2016-04-23 16:49:14

The relationship between the frequency and wavelength of a wave is given by the equation: v=λf, where v is the velocity of the wave, λ is the wavelength and f is the frequency.  If we divide the equation by f we get: λ=v/f From here we see that the wavelength and frequency are inversely proportional. So as the frequency increases the wavelength decreases.  So the second statement is true: As the frequency of a wave increases, the shorter the wavelength is.  

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