How to Calculate Wavelength


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A long range early warning radar system used for air defense operates at a frequency of 126 MHz (126,000,000 Hz). What is the wavelength of the electrical oscillations in the radar system?

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1. What is wavelength?

2. Which of the following is a false statement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In these assessments, you can expect to encounter questions that require you to calculate the wavelength, recall facts about electromagnetic waves and understand the relationship between wavelength and frequency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz/worksheet you can improve your knowledge of:

  • Calculating a wavelength
  • The definition of a wavelength
  • How frequencies and wavelengths relate
  • Electromagnetic waves

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice these skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about electromagnetic waves and the relationship between frequency and wavelength
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to calculate the wavelength in practice problems
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define wavelength

Additional Learning

The lesson called How to Calculate Wavelength is a great tool to review these concepts and learn how to:

  • Explain a wavelength
  • Differentiate peaks and valleys of a wave
  • Find out how to calculate wavelength
  • Identify properties of electromagnetic waves