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chapter 5.1

A form of energy that exhibits wavelike behavior as it travels throug space Electromagnetic radiation
the shortest distance between equivalent points on a continuous wave. Wavelength
the number of waves that pass a given point per second frequency
a wave is the wave's height from the orgin to a crest, or from the origin to a trough. amplitude
encompasses all forms of electromagnetic radiation, with the only differences in the type of radiation being their frequencies and wavelenghts. electromagnetic spectrum
has a value of 6.626 x 10^-34 J x S, where J is the symbol for the joule, the SI unit of energy Planck's Constant
of a certain frequency shines on the surface. photoelectric effect
a particle of electromagnetic radiation with no mass that carries a quantam of energy. photon
the set of frequencies of the electromagnetic waves emitted by atoms of the element. atomic emission spectrum
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