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  1. #1 Energy directly proportional to frequency of wave ..? 
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    How ? And Why???

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    I assume you are referring to E=hf; the energy of a photon being proportional to its frequency.

    How and Why? That's just the way the universe is, I guess.

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    Frequency is defined as the number of total oscillations per second, so if frequency is higher, then the number of complete oscillations that hit a point per second is more, hence more energy.

    Or, slapping you in the face 10 times a second hurts more than 5 times a second.
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