Is Speed Of Light Independent Of Frequency?


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amber Jhon answered
The relationship between speed of light and frequency is;

Speed of light = Frequency* wavelength


Frequency = speed of light / wavelength

The speed of a light is a constant value and its value is 3 x 108 meters per second. The speed of light remains constant but frequency and the wavelength of light change inversely. If we increase the frequency of light wave, the wavelength of the wave decrease. Similarly, if we increases the wavelength of light wave, the frequency decreases.
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Anonymous answered
To clarify the first answer, the speed of light is constant in the same medium. The quoted value of the speed of light is for free space. It is slower in every other medium (air, water, etc.).

In short, Yes: The Speed of light is a function only of the medium it is in, not frequency or wavelength.

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