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electromagnetic scie

radiation The transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves.
electromagnetic spectrum the complete range of electromagnetic waves placed in order of lowest to highest frequencies.
wavelength the distance between corresponding parts of the wave.
frequency the time it takes for a wavelength to pass.
radio waves waves with the longest wavelengths and lowest frequencies.
microwaves The radio waves with the shortest wavelengths and higest frequencies.
infrared rays Wavelengths shorter than radio waves
visible light Electromagnetic waves that you can see.
ultraviolent rays Wavelengths shorter than visible light.
x-rays Wavelenghts shorter than ultraviolent rays.
gamma rays Shortest wavelengths and highest frequencies.
amplitude The distance from the rest line to the crest.
crest The high point of a transverse wave.
trough The low point of a transverse wave.
transmit When light passes through an object.
reflect When light bounces off a smooth surface.
transparent something that transmits light without scattering it.
translucent Scatters light that passes through it.
opaque materials A material that absorbs all light when it is struck.
rods Cells that respond to light.
cones Cells that respond to color.
Created by: 062515