# Which of the following statements are true about light waves? (a) The higher the frequency, the longer the wavelength. (b) The lower the frequency, the longer the wavelength. (c) Higher-frequency light travels faster than lower-frequency light. (d) The shorter the wavelength, the higher the frequency. (e) The lower the frequency, the shorter the wavelength.

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305952300

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### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305952300
Chapter 21.12, Problem 21.8QQ
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## Which of the following statements are true about light waves? (a) The higher the frequency, the longer the wavelength. (b) The lower the frequency, the longer the wavelength. (c) Higher-frequency light travels faster than lower-frequency light. (d) The shorter the wavelength, the higher the frequency. (e) The lower the frequency, the shorter the wavelength.

To determine
The true statements about light waves.

### Explanation of Solution

The relation between frequency and wavelength is,

v=fλ

• f is the frequency
• λ is the wavelength
• v is the speed of light

As the speed of light is constant, the frequency is inversely proportional to the wavelength. So, when one increases, the other must decrease

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