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# Is there a wavelength for electricity?

Updated: 9/17/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

Sure, if it is AC (alternating current), you can calculate a wavelength. For example, in copper the speed is roughly 2/3 the speed of light in a vacuum, that is, 200,000 km/sec.; electricity in our homes comes at a frequency of 50 or 60 cycles per second; so (assuming the frequency of 50 cycles), that would give you a wavelength of 200,000 km/sec / 50 Hertz = 4000 km.

Sure, if it is AC (alternating current), you can calculate a wavelength. For example, in copper the speed is roughly 2/3 the speed of light in a vacuum, that is, 200,000 km/sec.; electricity in our homes comes at a frequency of 50 or 60 cycles per second; so (assuming the frequency of 50 cycles), that would give you a wavelength of 200,000 km/sec / 50 Hertz = 4000 km.

Sure, if it is AC (alternating current), you can calculate a wavelength. For example, in copper the speed is roughly 2/3 the speed of light in a vacuum, that is, 200,000 km/sec.; electricity in our homes comes at a frequency of 50 or 60 cycles per second; so (assuming the frequency of 50 cycles), that would give you a wavelength of 200,000 km/sec / 50 Hertz = 4000 km.

Sure, if it is AC (alternating current), you can calculate a wavelength. For example, in copper the speed is roughly 2/3 the speed of light in a vacuum, that is, 200,000 km/sec.; electricity in our homes comes at a frequency of 50 or 60 cycles per second; so (assuming the frequency of 50 cycles), that would give you a wavelength of 200,000 km/sec / 50 Hertz = 4000 km.

Wiki User

14y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

Sure, if it is AC (alternating current), you can calculate a wavelength. For example, in copper the speed is roughly 2/3 the speed of light in a vacuum, that is, 200,000 km/sec.; electricity in our homes comes at a frequency of 50 or 60 cycles per second; so (assuming the frequency of 50 cycles), that would give you a wavelength of 200,000 km/sec / 50 Hertz = 4000 km.