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chapter 5 (1-2)


electromagnetic radiation energy that exhibits wavelike behavior as it travels though space
wavelength the shortest distance between two equivalent points on a continuous wave
frequency measured crest to crest, trough to trough
amplitude the wave's height from origin to a crest or from origin to trough
electromagnetic spectrum a visable spectrum of light comprised of all form of electromagnetic radiation
quantum the minimum amount of energy that can be gained or lost by an atom
photoelectric effect electrons, photo electrons, that are emitted from a metal surface white light of a certain frequency shines on the surface
atomic emission spectrum the set of frequencies of the electromagnectic waves emitted by atoms of the element
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