Introduction to Light: Wave Theory and Particle Nature

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What is the relationship between the energy (E) of light and the number of waves that pass a point in 1 second (frequency, ν)?

What is the wavelength of the green light from a traffic signal if its frequency is 5.76 x 10^14 Hz?

What does the lowest energy level in a substance (molecule or atom) represent?

What type of light absorbed by a substance causes electronic transition followed by emission?

What characteristic defines the distance of one complete cycle (one wave) for light?


This lecture covers the fundamentals of light as electromagnetic radiation, including its dual nature as both a wave and a particle. It explains the wave theory of light, describing its travel characteristics and energy. Additionally, it delves into the properties of light waves, such as wavelength and frequency.

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