by Kayla Shore
What kind of disturbance creates an electromagnetic wave?
-This disturbance then causes a wave to form
What are two ways that EM waves are different from mechanical waves?
- Electromagnetic waves unlike mechanical have an electric and magnetic component
Ranges of Electromagnetic Waves-
Lowest FrequencyRadio- used for television and radio
Microwaves- used for cooking
Infrared- used in grills, heaters, and fiber optic communication
Visible Light- used to see (only one on the spectrum humans can see)
Ultraviolet- used in tanning beds and in fluorescent lights
X-Rays- used to gain a clear view of bones under skin and tissues
Gamma-Rays- Used to fight cancer and sterilize surgical equipment