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Krafft Chapter 27

Krafft Chapter 27 Vocabulary

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photon In the particle model of electromagnetic radiation, a particle that travels only at the speed of light and whose energy is related to the frequency of the radiation of the wave model.
light year the distance light travels through a vacuum during one year
electromagnetic wave a wave that is partly electric and partly magnetic and carries energy. Emitted by vibrating electric charges
electromagnetic spectrum the range of electromagnetic waves extending from radio waves to gamma rays
infrared electromagnetic waves of frequencies lower than the red of visible light
ultraviolet electromagnetic waves of frequencies higher than those of violet light
opague term applied to materials that absorb light without reemission and do not allow them through
ray a thin beam of light
shadow a shaded region that results when light falls on an object and thus cannot reach into the region of the far side of the object
umbra a darker part of a shadow where all the light is blocked
penumbra a partial shadow that appears where light from part of the source is blocked and light from the another part of the source is not blocked
polarization the aligning of vibrations in a transverse wave, usually by filtering out waves of other directions
transparent term applied to material that allows light to pass through them in a straight line
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