# Rambling Magnet Question

So if you can get infinitely smaller on the number line, that means there’s infinite resolution between colors if that makes any sense, and sounds—any sort of wave—because a wave is like a line, but it radiates out like a ripple, but it is limited by other inter/disrupting waves—but the question is: Is it the wave the ripples or the stuff that ripples— Could you have ripples without stuff?

IOW:

That gets to my questions about what propagates the initial … magnetism. If a material is not already magnetic— but material requires magnetism to do what it is doing— What got the first magnetism started?

I will ask AI elsewhere later if y’all are stumped.

This is a screenshot of a wave. It is what a wave is, a measurement of voltage over time. Notice that there is 5 nanoseconds (ns) of time per division on the x axis, and there are 14 divisions on the entire screen, so from the left side of the screen to the right side of the screen is 14 x 5 nanoseconds, or 70 nanoseconds, which is .000000070 of a second for the entire screen left to right.

The vertical cursors are measuring the time for 1 cycle of the 50 million cycles per second (50 MHz) of the wave. Notice that it is 20 nanoseconds for 1 cycle. That means that 1 / .000000020 = 50,000,000 cycles per second, or as shown in the frequency measurement in the lower left, 50 MHz, which is 50 million cycles per second. You know how fast this scope is? It measures 1 of those 50 million cycles.

In comparison, that would be like switching a light switch on and off 50 million times in 1 second, and having a camera that was so fast that it could take a picture of just 1 of those switches.

Hence, this is a wave and it is a measure of frequency, which when multiplied by the wavelength equals the speed of light.

So the wavelength between the vertical cursors is 299,792,458 / 50,000,000 = 5.99584916 meters. Roughly 6 meters. Hey! Guess what the Ham Radio guys call the frequency of 50 MHz? Yup, 6 meters.

Something tells me you could translate the circle of fifths into a rainbow.

& thanks:

https://www.ilovephilosophy.com/t/is-the-sun-pushing-or-pulling/80137/31?u=ichthus77

Wavelength and frequency are proportional to each other. The speed of light is 299,792,458 meters per second. 299,792,458 meters can be divided infinitely, so that there are infinite wavelengths and infinite proportional frequencies, and hence infinite colors. Unfortunately the human eye sucks as a frequency and wavelength meter.

299,792,458 / .000000400 = 749,481,145,000,000

So a wavelength of .000000400 meters (which is 400 nanometers) has a frequency of 749,481,145,000,000 which is a frequency of 749 TeraHertz.

It works the other way too:

299,792,458 / 749,481,145,000,000 = .000000400

or…

.000000400 x 749,481,145,000,000 = 299,792,458

Since wavelength x frequency must equal the speed of light then there are infinite combinations of wavelength and frequency that equal the speed of light.

So yes, there are infinite colors because there are infinite wavelengths and infinite frequencies.

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