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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"} {}

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?

(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.

(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?

(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

λ visible λ UV = 380 nm 193 nm = 1 . 97 . alignl { stack { size 12{ { {λ rSub { size 8{"visible"} } } over {λ rSub { size 8{"UV"} } } } } {} #= { {"380 nm"} over {"193 nm"} } {} # =1 "." "97" "." {}} } {}

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

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.

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"} {} ?

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

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.

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?

(a) 3 . 5 × 10 2 W/m 2 size 12{-3 "." 5´"10" rSup { size 8{2} } " W/m" rSup { size 8{2} } } {}

(b) 88%

(c) 1 . 7 μ T size 12{1 "." 7 mT} {}

Questions & Answers

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are you nano engineer ?
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fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
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Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
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so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
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Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
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for screen printed electrodes ?
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of graphene you mean?
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in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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