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EM waves

Science 8 Chap 17 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Electromagnetic Wave a disturbance that transfers energy through a field
radiation energy that moves in the form of EM waves
Electromagnetic spectrum range of all EM frequencies
Transmission passage of EM wave through a medium
Absorption disappearance of an EM wave into the medium
Scattering spreading out of light rays in all directions
Polarization quality of light in which all of its waves vibrate in the same direction
Prism tool that uses refraction to spread out the different wavelengths that make up white light
Primary colors three colors of light- red, green, and blue- that can be mixed to produce all possible colors
Primary pigments three colors of substances- cyan, yellow, and magenta- that can be mixed to produce all possible colors
Created by: kjbutler