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ch. 27 vocab

ch.27 vocab

photon mass-less bundles of electromagnetic energy packaged in bundles
light year the distance light travels through a vacuum in one year
electromagentic wave a wave that is partly electric and partly magnectic and carries energy
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 lower than those of violet light
transparent materials that allow light to pass through them in staright lines
opaque materials that absorb light without reemission and do not allow light through them
ray a thin beam of light
shadow a shaded region that results when light falls on an object and can not reach into the region on the far side of the object
umbra the 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 another source is not blocked
polaarization the alinging of vibrations in a transverse wave , usually by filtering out waves in other directions
Created by: hkramer
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