Electromagnetic Spectrum Hal Hughey

The Relationship between Wavelength and Frequency

Wavelength and frequency are often paired together, but have differences that differentiate the two from one another.

  • With energy, the more you have of it, you'll have greater frequency and shorter wavelength
  • Frequency and Wavelength are opposites of one another mathematically, if there's a larger frequency, there's a smaller wavelength, and vice versa.

Wave Frequency

Every wave has its own frequency and sound. Waves also have their own length to go with the others.

Ray Types

The Different Waves

The different waves in our galaxy all do different things and represent different abilities electricity has in our galaxy.


Created with images by NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Hubble Sees Spiral in Serpens" • Couleur - "wave sea water" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Cassiopeia A supernova"

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