Reciprocal centimeter
Reciprocal length or inverse length is a measurement used in several branches of science and mathematics. As the reciprocal of length, common units used for this measurement include the reciprocal metre or inverse metre (m−1), the reciprocal centimetre or inverse centimetre (cm−1), and, in optics, the dioptre.
Quantities measured in reciprocal length include:
- absorption coefficient or attenuation coefficient, in materials science
- curvature of a line, in mathematics
- gain, in laser physics
- magnitude of vectors in reciprocal space, in crystallography
- more generally any spatial frequency e.g. in cycles per unit length
- optical power of a lens, in optics
- rotational constant of a rigid rotor, in quantum mechanics
- wavenumber, or magnitude of a wavevector, in spectroscopy
- density of a linear feature in hydrology and other fields; see kilometre per square kilometre

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Wavenumber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the SI units, wavenumber is expressed in units of reciprocal meters (m−1), but in spectroscopy it is usual to give wavenumbers in Reciprocal centimeters ...
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Reciprocal length - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the reciprocal of length, common units used for this measurement include the reciprocal metre or inverse metre (m−1), the reciprocal centimetre or inverse ...
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CCCBDB What's a cm-1?
A Reciprocal centimeter (or wavenumber) is used as an energy unit. It is often used for the energy of vibrational levels and transitions, and for electronic energy  ...
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Converting and dealing with inverse centimeters (cm-1), microns
Tutorial: inverse cm to microns showing how wavenumbers, wavelength and frequency are related.
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How It Looks From Here: How To Convert To and From Wavenumbers
Jul 9, 2010 ... This post addresses conversion to and from wavenumbers (cm-1) (also called Reciprocal centimeters, inverse centimeters or Kaisers).
how-it-looks.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-convert-to-and-from-wavenumbers.html
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Wavenumbers and Frequencies
The frequency ν in the SI system is measured in reciprocal seconds 1 s. − which is called a ... centimeters as a measure of the frequency of radiation. This unit is ...
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Frequency in units of inverse length? - Physics Forums
You have a wavenumber of N/cm indicating the number of waves per unit ... energy is proportional to reciprocal wavelength. Planck's constant ...
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wave number (physics) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
... wavelength of 5.8 × 10 -5 cm; this wavelength corresponds to a frequency (ν) of ... reciprocal metres (1/m, or m -1) and reciprocal centimetres (1/cm, or cm -1).
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Energy Unit Conversions - Newlight Photonics Inc.
Unit, Comments. Wavenumber(cm-1), A wavelength of energy that is also called a Reciprocal centimeter. Wavenumbers are obtained when frequency is ...
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Reciprocal centimeter - Medical Dictionary - The Free Dictionary
The number of waves per centimeter (cm-1), used to simplify the large and unwieldy numbers heretofore used to designate frequency. See also: wave number.
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Reciprocal centimeter in science
Infrared Spectroscopy - Chemistry
The frequency scale at the bottom of the chart is given in units of Reciprocal centimeters (cm-1) rather than Hz, because the numbers are more manageable.
[PDF]Infrared Spectroscopy: Theory - Organic Chemistry at CU Boulder
Online edition for students of organic chemistry lab courses at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Dept of ... This is the region of wavelengths between 3 x 10–4 and 3 x 10–3 cm. ... rithm, to the base 10, of the reciprocal of the transmittance:.
Wavenumber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the SI units, wavenumber is expressed in units of reciprocal meters (m−1), but in spectroscopy it is usual to give wavenumbers in Reciprocal centimeters ...
Ponderal index - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
BMI in a 180 cm tall person ... grams, centimetres, 2.4 for 12 month old infant ... The source quoted (Oregon State University) states that typical healthy PI values  ...
Instructor's Manual - Conductivity - Grand Valley State University
Jan 10, 2013 ... The unit of measurement for conductivity is expressed in either microSiemens ( uS/cm) or micromhos (umho/cm) which is the reciprocal of the ...
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Education. 2005 Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University Human Development and Family Studies ... Kotila, L. E., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., & Kamp Dush, C. M. (In Press). ... Chaos as a social determinant of child health: Reciprocal associations?
Lisa Dawn Hamilton - Mount Allison University
In particular, I am interested in the reciprocal relationship between behavior, adrenal and ... Rellini, A. H., Hamilton, L. D., Delville, Y., & Meston, C. M. (2009).
Wisconsin Legislature: 459.34(2)(cm)
... in audiology from a college or university approved by the examining board, ... in those states or territories according to the terms of the reciprocal agreements.
Majors - University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)
Some majors have restricted enrollment or are not open to Reciprocal Exchange students. Before you choose your major, review the UC Undergraduate Majors ...
It has dimensions of reciprocal length, so its SI unit is m−1 and cgs unit cm−1 (in this context .... Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry Oxford University Press. Oxford ...
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Optical Thin Films: User Handbook
James D. Rancourt, 1996
A common unit for this scale is Reciprocal centimeters. The conversion factor between micrometers and Reciprocal centimeters is 104. Because the dimensions of these two units are the reciprocal of each other, it is a matter of dividing into ...
Chemical Physics: Electrons and Excitations
(2.16) n n If atomic units are used in Equation 2.16 and Ru is expressed in Reciprocal centimeter (cm") and the velocity of light c in cm/s, the fourth member will be expressed in joule (J ) if h is expressed in Js. Equation 2.16 happens to be the ...
Biochemical Calculations: How to Solve Mathematical Problems in General Biochemistry, 2nd Edition
Irwin H. Segel, 1976
Designed to supplement and complement any standard biochemistry text or lecture notes, this book helps provide a balanced picture of modern biochemistry by use of elementary mathematics in understanding properties and behavior of biological molecules. It provides a balanced picture of modern biochemistry by using elementary mathematics to explore t...
The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
2004
Note: The usual unit of wavenumber Is the Reciprocal centimeter, cm-1. The wavenumber is the reciprocal of the wavelength, \. when X is expressed in centimeters. Zero-filling means the addition of zero-valued points to the end of a measured ...
Dictionary of Engineering (Second Edition)
2003
Derived from the content of the respected McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, each title provides thousands of definitions of words and phrases encountered in a specific discipline. All include: * Pronunciation guide for every term * Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations * Appendices with conversion tabl...
Fundamentals of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Brian C. Smith, 1995
The wavenumber of a light wave is defined as the reciprocal of the wavelength, or where W is wavenumber. If \ is measured in cm, then W is reported as cm"1, sometimes called Reciprocal centimeters. W is really a measure of the number of  ...
The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual, A Student's Guide to Techniques
2007
* Praised by students and faculty for its clarity, use of humor, and appropriate amount of detail.* Emphasis on safety in the lab encourages students to maintain safe practices.* Succinct coverage of information makes it ideal for quick reference in the lab.* Short sections with targeted information make information easier to find and comprehend.
Elements of Synchrotron Light: For Biology, Chemistry, and ...
Giorgio Margaritondo, 2002
The most frequently used unit is the 'Reciprocal centimeter' (cm- i l. A photon energy expressed in electronvolts can be converted into a wavenumber expressed in cm-1 by using the multiplication factor =8 x 1 0-*. As to the conversion between ...
Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, 5th Edition
2011
THE DEFINITIVE CHEMICAL PROCESS INDUSTRY REFERENCE--FULLY REVISED Updated to reflect the latest developments in operational procedures for today's sophisticated chemical technologies, Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, Fifth Edition, remains the undisputed classic in the field. Expanded to include coverage for process operato...

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The question of how to convert from one set of units to another comes up from time-to-time, and I think it might be helpful to have a few short posts that simply address unit conversion. This post addresses conversion to and from wavenumbers (cm-1) (also called Reciprocal centimeters, inverse centimeters or Kaisers).
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IR Spectrum: Infrared Spectroscopy
1. Introduction As noted in a previous chapter, the light our eyes see is but a small part of a broad spectrum of electromagnetic radiation.
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Synthesis and Antimicrobial Evaluation of a New Series of N-1,3-Benzothiazol-2-ylbenzamides
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Essential Optics Review for the Boards: 4
Simple Lens FormulaU + D = Vor100/u (cm) + D = 100/v (cm)Where:U = vergence of object at the lensu = object position = 100/U (cm)D = lens powerV = vergence of image raysv = image position = 100/V (cm)Vergence: The reciprocal of the distance from a reference point. U = 100/u, where u is measured in centimeters or U = 40/u where u is measured in inches.
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