"Joe E. Dees" <jdees0@students.uwf.edu> On Wed, 3 Jun 1998 Wrote:
>higher frequency light travels a longer path than lower frequency
>light due to the necessity of bouncing from center to circumference
>and back more times per distance (shorter wavelength = more waves
>per distance). If you could pull the 3-d sine curves out into a
>straight line, the distance traversed per time unit would be the
>same; however, taking the curved distance involved in wave travel
>into account, higher frequencies will travel a bit slower.
Not true, light moves in a straight line not in a sign wave. The strength of
the associated magnetic and electric fields change in a sinusoidal way, but
those fields are always at right angles to each other and to the direction of
motion of the light. The speed of light in a vacuum is independent of the
frequency, wavelength, phase, or amplitude.
John K Clark johnkc@well.com
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