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Ch12 Electromagnetic

TermDefinition
Global Positioning System or GPS You can determine your exact position and altitude on earth
Ultraviolet rays Rays that can damage skin
Infrared waves Energy transmitted by these will feel warm
X-rays Doctors and dentists use these on photographic film
Gamma rays Used to kill diseased cells
Radio waves Not the same as sound waves
Transceiver Cordless and cell phones are examples of this
Electromagnetic wave Vibrating electric charges that can travel through space
Carrier wave Frequency of the electromagnetic waves that a radio station is assigned
Cathode ray tube The picture part of a television
Frequency Measured in Hertz
Radiant energy Energy carried by an electromagnetic wave
Visible light Type of electromagnetic wave that you have the most experience with
Photon Dependent on its frequency
Created by: Lindsey_woodall