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EM waves passing through the axon

The axon of the neuron, the nerve cell of the human body, has a diameter of approximately 0.2 microns. how long does it take for EM waves to pass through the axon? (Assuming EM can pass through it.)

How many cycles of EM waves occur during the above passage, using 1.50 x 10 to the 23rd power Hz.

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Here the distance travelled by the wave is 0.2 microns

= 0.2*10^-6 meter

We know that Velocity of EM wave, C = 3*10^8 m/s

Thus the time taken ...

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