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Electromagnetic Wave

Electromagnetic Waves

TermDefinition
electromagnetic wave a transverse wave that transmits electrical and magnetic energy through space at the speed of light
radiation the transfer of energy through space in the form of waves
electromagnetic spectrum the complete range of electromagnetic waves placed in order of increasing frequency
radio waves electromagnetic waves with the longest wavelengths and lowest frequencies
microwaves radio waves with the shortest wavelengths and highest frequencies
infrared rays electromagnetic waves with wavelengths shorter than radio waves, but longer than visible light
visible light electromagnetic waves that are visible to the human eye
ultraviolet rays electromagnetic waves with wavelengths shorter than visible light, but longer than x-rays
x-rays electromagnetic waves with wavelengths shorter than ultraviolet rays, but longer than gamma rays
gamma rays electromagnetic waves with the shortest wavelengths and the highest frequencies
radar a system that uses reflected radio waves to detect objects and to measure their distance and speed
thermogram an image that shows regions of different temperatures in different colors
illuminated describes an object that can be seen because it reflects light from an outside source
luminous describes an object that can be seen because it gives off its own light
spectroscope an instrument used to view the different colors of light produced by a source of light
Created by: Rita.Rogers