Electromagnetic Waves

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What kind of disturbance creates an electromagnetic wave?

Electromagnetic waves are created by interferance.

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

-Electromagnetic waves are able to pass through a vacuum unlike a Mechanical wave which require a medium to transport energy through.

-Mechanical waves are created by a disturbance or vibration in matter, Electromagnetic waves are created by a vibrating electric charge.

Radio

The wavelenght of Radio is greater than 1 x 10^-1. The frequencey is less than 3 x 10^9. The energy is less than 2 x 10^-24. Two examples are AM radio and Amateur radio.

Microwave

The wavelenght of Microwave is 1 x 10^-4. The frequencey is 3 x 10^-2. The energy is 2 x 10^-46. Two examples are Microwave and microwave oven.

Infared

The wavelenght of Infared is 6 x 10^-10. The frequencey is -1 x 10^-3. The energy is -1 x 10^-41. Two examples are TV romote control and night vision goggles.

Visible Light

The wavelenght of Visible light is -3 x 10^-14. The frequency is -3.5 x 10^0. The energy is -2 x 10^-38. Two examples are lightbulb and rainbow.

Ultraviolet Light

The wavelenght of Ultraviolet light is -3 x 10^-15. The frequency is 4.5 x 10^-2. The energy is 3 x 10^-36. Two examples are UV light from the sun and tanning beds.

X-Ray

The wavelenght of X-Ray is 1 x 10^-19. The frequencey is 3 x 10^-3. The energy is 2 x 10^-31. Two examples are airport security scanner and bone X-Ray.

Gamma-Ray

The wavelenght of Gamma-Ray is less than 1 x 10^-11. The frequencey is greater than 3 x 10^19. The energy is less than 2 x 10^-14. Two examples are PET scanner and terrestrial gamma-ray flashes.