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A certain 50.0-Hz AC power line radiates an electromagnetic wave having a maximum electric field strength of 13.0 kV/m. (a) What is the wavelength of this very low frequency electromagnetic wave? (b) What is its maximum magnetic field strength?

(a) 6.00 × 10 6 m size 12{5 "." "00" times "10" rSup { size 8{6} } " m"} {}

(b) 4 . 33 × 10 5 T size 12{4 "." "33" times "10" rSup { size 8{ - 5} } " T"} {}

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During normal beating, the heart creates a maximum 4.00-mV potential across 0.300 m of a person’s chest, creating a 1.00-Hz electromagnetic wave. (a) What is the maximum electric field strength created? (b) What is the corresponding maximum magnetic field strength in the electromagnetic wave? (c) What is the wavelength of the electromagnetic wave?

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(a) The ideal size (most efficient) for a broadcast antenna with one end on the ground is one-fourth the wavelength ( λ / 4 size 12{λ/4} {} ) of the electromagnetic radiation being sent out. If a new radio station has such an antenna that is 50.0 m high, what frequency does it broadcast most efficiently? Is this in the AM or FM band? (b) Discuss the analogy of the fundamental resonant mode of an air column closed at one end to the resonance of currents on an antenna that is one-fourth their wavelength.

(a) 1.50 × 10 6 Hz, AM band
(b) The resonance of currents on an antenna that is 1/4 their wavelength is analogous to the fundamental resonant mode of an air column closed at one end, since the tube also has a length equal to 1/4 the wavelength of the fundamental oscillation.

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(a) What is the wavelength of 100-MHz radio waves used in an MRI unit? (b) If the frequencies are swept over a ± 1 . 00 size 12{ +- 1 "." "00"%} {} range centered on 100 MHz, what is the range of wavelengths broadcast?

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(a) What is the frequency of the 193-nm ultraviolet radiation used in laser eye surgery? (b) Assuming the accuracy with which this EM radiation can ablate the cornea is directly proportional to wavelength, how much more accurate can this UV be than the shortest visible wavelength of light?

(a) 1 . 55 × 10 15 Hz size 12{1 "." "55" times "10" rSup { size 8{"15"} } " Hz"} {}

(b) The shortest wavelength of visible light is 380 nm, so that

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In other words, the UV radiation is 97% more accurate than the shortest wavelength of visible light, or almost twice as accurate!

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TV-reception antennas for VHF are constructed with cross wires supported at their centers, as shown in [link] . The ideal length for the cross wires is one-half the wavelength to be received, with the more expensive antennas having one for each channel. Suppose you measure the lengths of the wires for particular channels and find them to be 1.94 and 0.753 m long, respectively. What are the frequencies for these channels?

The picture of a television reception antenna mounted on the roof of a house. An enlarged image of the antenna is also shown. The antenna has a long horizontal rod having smaller cross wires of decreasing length from left to right. The cross wires are numbered from two to thirteen.
A television reception antenna has cross wires of various lengths to most efficiently receive different wavelengths.
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Conversations with astronauts on lunar walks had an echo that was used to estimate the distance to the Moon. The sound spoken by the person on Earth was transformed into a radio signal sent to the Moon, and transformed back into sound on a speaker inside the astronaut’s space suit. This sound was picked up by the microphone in the space suit (intended for the astronaut’s voice) and sent back to Earth as a radio echo of sorts. If the round-trip time was 2.60 s, what was the approximate distance to the Moon, neglecting any delays in the electronics?

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Lunar astronauts placed a reflector on the Moon’s surface, off which a laser beam is periodically reflected. The distance to the Moon is calculated from the round-trip time. (a) To what accuracy in meters can the distance to the Moon be determined, if this time can be measured to 0.100 ns? (b) What percent accuracy is this, given the average distance to the Moon is 3 . 84 × 10 8 m size 12{3 "." "84"´"10" rSup { size 8{8} } " m"} {} ?

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Radar is used to determine distances to various objects by measuring the round-trip time for an echo from the object. (a) How far away is the planet Venus if the echo time is 1000 s? (b) What is the echo time for a car 75.0 m from a Highway Police radar unit? (c) How accurately (in nanoseconds) must you be able to measure the echo time to an airplane 12.0 km away to determine its distance within 10.0 m?

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(b) 0 . 500 μ s size 12{0 "." "500 "ms} {}

(c) 66.7 ns

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Integrated Concepts

(a) Calculate the ratio of the highest to lowest frequencies of electromagnetic waves the eye can see, given the wavelength range of visible light is from 380 to 760 nm. (b) Compare this with the ratio of highest to lowest frequencies the ear can hear.

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Integrated Concepts

(a) Calculate the rate in watts at which heat transfer through radiation occurs (almost entirely in the infrared) from 1 . 0 m 2 size 12{1 "." 0" m" rSup { size 8{2} } } {} of the Earth’s surface at night. Assume the emissivity is 0.90, the temperature of the Earth is 15º C size 12{"15"°C} {} , and that of outer space is 2.7 K. (b) Compare the intensity of this radiation with that coming to the Earth from the Sun during the day, which averages about 800 W/m 2 size 12{"800"" W/m" rSup { size 8{2} } } {} , only half of which is absorbed. (c) What is the maximum magnetic field strength in the outgoing radiation, assuming it is a continuous wave?

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(b) 88%

(c) 1 . 7 μ T size 12{1 "." 7 mT} {}

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Questions & Answers

Are the antimatters of Hadrons also Hadrons?!Does the same rule apply to Leptons?
Daniel Reply
yes. Hadrons are the elementary particles that take part in stong, electromagnetic and weak interactions. Infact only Hadrons are involved in Strong interactions and when an anti-particle of any hadron is produced, it would be a hadron-conservations laws. Leptons are involved in weak int and follow
what is physics
physic is a pure science that deal with behavior of matter,energy & how it related to other physical properties
Owk. But am are Art student.
What happens when an aeroplanes window is opened at cruise altitude?
Theophilus Reply
what is the minimum speed for any object to travel in time?
Pankaj Reply
as per theory of relativity, minimum speed will be the speed of light
what is physics
Lote Reply
it is just a branch of science which deals with the reasons behind the daily activities taking place everyday in our lives. it clearly states the reason in the form of laws.
like Newton's laws , Kepler's laws etc....
physics is the study of motion or moving things. Usually the moving things are normal items like vars or planets but sometimes it's electricity or heat that moves.
what happens when an aeroplane takes off?
Kofi Reply
it flies
the lift generated by the wing overcome the weight of the plane(in Newton)and a net force of upward is created
it is a direct application of Magnus effect (which helps in throwing curve balls) the wings of plane are made in such a way that the net flow of air is more below them rather than on their upper side. So when the plane accelerates, the flaps produce the upward lift when enough velocity is obtained
then due to lower pressure on upper part of wings helps producing an additional lift because air flows from areaof lower to the area of higher pressure
The engines located under the wings generate thrust .. in relation thrust is a force ... which ovwrcomes or becomes greater than the weight of the plane.. remember weight is a force Weight = m x g-2 So therefore F(thrust) becomes greater than F(weight) Even if by 1Newton the plane starts lifting o
What is the sign of an acceleration that reduces the magnitude of a negative velocity? Of a positive velocity?
Conwil Reply
If it reduces the magnitude of the velocity, the acceleration sign is the opposite compared to the velocity.
what is accerelation
John Reply
an objects tendency to speed up over time
acceleration is the change in velocity over the change in time it would be written delta-v over delta-t.
the change in velocity V over a period of time T.
Delta means "change in"...not period of
just kidding. it all works mathematically
except doesn't time really only change if the instantaneous speeds vary...?
and I assume we are all talking average acceleration
Hey shiii 😀
the rate of change of velocity is callaed acceleration
a=delta v/delta t
the rate of change in velocity with respect to time is acceleration
nana you r right
what is meant by lost volt
Hardeyyemih Reply
Lost volt. Lol. It is the electrical energy lost due to the nature or the envirommental conditions (temperature and pressure) that affect the cable across which the potential difference is measured.
What is physics?
Bedabyas Reply
physics is brance science concerned with nature and properties of matter and energy
physics is study of the natural phenomenon on the basis of certain laws and principles. it's like watching a game of chess and trying to understand its rules how it's played.
physics is study of nature and it's law
physics is a branch of science that deals with the study of matter ,properties of matter and energy
Branch of science (study) of matter, motion and energy
what is a double-slit experiment?Explain.
Daniel Reply
when you pass a wave of any kind ie sound water light ect you get an interface pattern forming on a screen behind it, where the peaks and troughs add and cancel out due to the diffraction caused by a wave traveling through the slits
double slit experiment was done by YOUNG. And it's to give out monochromatic coherent, if an incoherent wave is passing through it. And then the waves form interference fringes. The screen placed in front of the double slit is preferably a film and then in the middle where "p=0" a brighter color
is formed and then the constructive interferences occur at 0 (which is the brightest band)... then a sequence of bright band (constructive interference) and dark band (destructive interference) happens and the further from the central band the lower the intensity of bright band(constructive interfe
what is photoelectric effect
Godwin Reply
the emission of electrons in some materials when light of suitable frequency falls on them
The phenomenon that involves the emission of electrons (photoelectrons) when light of appropriate wavelength and frequency is incident on the surface of a metal.
what is regelation
oladipupo Reply
is the process of melting under pressure and freezing when pressure is reduce
poisons ratio is which chapter
Regelation is the phenomenon of melting under pressure and freezing again when the pressure is reduced
how do i convert energy in MeV/c2 to GeV/c2 and vice versa?
Daniel Reply
And also from J/s to MeV?I don't quite understand what is in the book,particle physics just in case.
what happen to the air molecules in the space between the prongs of the tunning fork?
Victor Reply
the air molecules collide each other to make vibration then musical sound will produce.
why is x=Xcosα shm
John Reply
it stands for x axis
and it is vertical

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