EM Waves

Sophie Azula

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What kind of disturbance creates an EM wave?

An electromagnetic wave is created by vibration of charged particles. This type of wave also doesn't require a medium. Once formed, this energy travels at the speed of light until further interaction with matter.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum

What are two ways that EM waves are different from mechanical waves?

First, electromagnetic waves don't require a medium to pass through.This is different from mechanical waves, as they require a medium in order to exist. They also have their own electromagnetic spectrum, as their frequency is much different.
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Gamma Rays

Gamma Rays are the highest energy wave on the EM Scale, and doctors use them to to see your body, and they can help treat internal organs.

Works Cited

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"National Aeronautics and Space Administration." Electromagnetic Spectrum. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2016. <http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/toolbox/emspectrum1.html>.