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Chapter 13, Problem 10P
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The hydrogen Balmer line H β has a wavelength of 486.1 nm. It is shifted to 563.9 nm in the spectrum of 3C 273. What is the red- shift of this quasar? (Hint: What is i4?)

To determine

The red shift of this quasar if the hydrogen Balmer line Hb has a wavelength of 486.1 nm, shifted to 563.9 nm in the spectrum of 3C 273.

Explanation of Solution

Given info:

  Δλ=563.9486.1=77.8nmλ0=486.1nm

Formula used:

Red shift,

  Z=Δ

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