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  • 1. The Electromagnetic Radiation
    • (Light – the Supreme Informant!)
  • 2. The Electromagnetic Spectrum
    • More than meets the eye!
  • 3. Examples from Space!
  • 4. Wavelength
    • The distance from one wave crest to the next
    • Radio waves have longest wavelength and Gamma rays have shortest!
  • 5. Wave Terminology
    • Wavelength - distance between two like points on the wave
    • Amplitude - the height of the wave compared to undisturbed state
    • Period - the amount of time required for one wavelength to pass
    • Frequency - the number of waves passing in a given amount of time
  • 6. Wave Relationships
    • Notice from the definitions we can relate the properties of a wave to one another
  • 7. The Electromagnetic Spectrum
    • Human eyes are only able to process information from the visible part of the spectrum
    • Toward longer wavelengths, the spectrum includes infrared light, microwaves, and radio
    • Toward shorter wavelengths, the spectrum includes ultraviolet light, X-rays, and gamma rays
    • All of these are forms of electromagnetic radiation

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