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From: Jan Langer (jan_at_[hidden])
Date: 20040109 04:59:27
Russell Hind wrote:
>> as i see it the wavenumber is the inverse of the wavelength which is
>> imho a length. but you could also define wavelength as its own dimension.
>
> That may be correct, but I'm not a physicist, just write programs for
> them. wavenumbers are always referred to as frequency because there is
> a linear relationship with Hz. Can you get from wavelength to Hz?
i'm not a physicist neither but i want to become an electrical engineer :)
wavelength > m
frequency > 1/s
wavenumber > 1/m
speed of light (m/s) = frequency (1/s) * wavelength (m)
=> frequency (1/s) = speed of light (m/s) / wavelength (m)
but this is quite offtopic now. you can ask by private mail for further
questions ;).
jan
 jan langer ... jan_at_[hidden] "pi ist genau drei"
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