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Electrical and Magnetic disturbance that moves through space at the speed of light. (They can travel through empty space)
EM Waves are often classified by frequency in a schemem called _______
The _____ of the wave produced is the number of complete vibrations per second.
frequency and speed
The wavelength of an EM wave depends on its_______.
frequency and wavelength
The waves differ in the way they are produced and interact with matter and from each other in their _____ and ______
Each type of wave occupies a particular range of wavelengths known as _______
A throbbing pulse of electromagnetic radiation is called ______
Longest wavelengths and shortest frequencies in the EM Spectrum. Used to transmit radio and television signal.
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Measure the time it takes a radio wave to travel from several satellites to the receiver, determining the distance to each satellite.
AM Radio Waves
A type of radio wave that readily bends around builings and other objects that might be present in their path
FM Radio Waves
Type of radio wave that has a shorter wavelength than the AM waves
A rate of oscillation in the range of about 3 kHz to 300 GHz, which corresponds to the frequency of radio waves, and the alternating currents that carry radio signals
They are basically extremely high frequency radio waves and have the shortest wavelengths. They have very short wavelengths ranging from approximately 1 millimeter to 30 centimeters.
RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging)
Used to find the speed of an object by sending out radio waves and measuring the time it takes them to return.
A picture that shows regions of different temperatures in the body.
Near Infrared Light
The closest in wavelength to the visible light
Far Infrared Light
Type of Infrared which is closer to the microwave region of the EM spectrum
Determining the temperature of objects
Portion of the EM spectrum that is visible to the human eye.
EM radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than x-rays
This is produced by high-temperature surfaces, such as the sun.
High-energy waves which have great penetrating power and are used extensively in medical applications and in inspecting welds.
Generated by radioactive atoms and in nuclear explosions, and are used in many medical applications.
Gamma Knife Surgery
A procedure wherein multiple concentrated beams of gamma rays are directed on the growth in order to kill cancerous cells.
Energy produced by nuclear reactions at the core of the sun
Can be defined as the process of emitting energy by any particles, such as in the case of high-energy, protons, neutrons, atoms, and ions, and waves, either light or sound,
Are composed of unstable atoms that give off its excess energy until it becomes stable
Happens during the spontaneous change of an atom to be more stable
An especially damaging form of radiation which can create electrically charged ions in the material it strikes
Break apart atoms and molecules, causing severe damage in living organism
Basic unit used to measure exposure to ionizing radiation
Millisieverts or microsieverts
Radiation exposure is expressed in _
An average person is exposed to ___ of whole body exposure per year from all sources
What part is at number 1?
What part is at number 2
What part is at number 3?
What part is at number 4?
What kind of wave is this?
Disturbances in space and time, they cannot propagate without a medium and they cannot travel in a vacuum or empty space
Form of an EM Wave that is propagated perpendicular to the source of the energy.
NOTE: They travel in a straight path
Refraction, Reflection and Absorption
Properties of Light
It is the bending of light as it travels through one medium to another with different refractive indices
Relative quantification of how a medium propagates a specific wavelength of light
It is when light bounces off an object
Virtual, Upright and Reversed
An image formed on a plane mirror is _______
Light striking the plane mirror
Angle of Incidence
An angle formed by the incident ray
An imaginary line perpendicular to the surface of the plane mirror.
Formed when light strikes the surface of an object
Law of Reflection
The angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection
Image that apperas in a different location than its actual location
There is no speed greater than light; thus, the indices of refraction of different materials are always greater than 1
Refers to the process where light passes through an object or medium without being absorbed
Ratio between absorbed light and the incident light. it is unitless and it is used to examine how efficient a medium is in transmitting light.
Occurs as light passes through a medium with the same natural frequency
Medium that diffracts light
The seven colors
A manifestation that indeed light is composed of seven colors
Components of ight with varying wavelengths
It has both the properties of a wave.
Beam in the first medium. It hits the boundary at an angel of incidence
Beam in the second medium. it leaves at an angle of refraction
Bends toward the normal
When light moves from air to water it _______. Making the angle of incidence greater than the angle of refraction
Light bending toward the normal indicates the speed is ____
Light bending away from the normal indicates the speed is _____.
The angle of incidence is ____ to the angle of refraction
Describes the relationship between the angle or incidence and the angle of refraction.
Ratio of the sine of the angle of incidence to the sine of the angle of refraction is a constant
Medium and the density
Degree to which light is bent depends on the ____ and the _____ of the medium.
Index of refraction
Light going from a vacuum into another medium is called _____
Speed of light is dependent on the properties of the _____
Determines how much energy is absorbed and re-emitted in a medium and determines the speed of the light in the medium
The ____ the optical density, the ____ the light wave.
Light wave is transporting _____
When light hits a boundary. Some energy is transmitted to the new medium, some energy is _______
______ sparkle because most of the light rays hitting the stone are internally reflected
Transmit information in pulses of light. used in telecommunications, computer networking, by mechanics, and doctors.
n = sin (angle of incidence) / sin (angle of refraction)
Equation for Snell's Law:
Are formed when light strikes a reflecting surface, such as mirror or a lens
Slows light progress
(The presence of material) Interactions with electrical properties of atoms will ____.
Image is made from "real" light rays that converge at a real focal point. Can be projected onto a screen and it is always inverted.
"Not Real" because it cannot be projected, the Image only seems to be there.
If light energy doesn't flow from the image, the image is _____
Is a mirror with a curved reflecting surface.
Convex and Concave
2 Types of Curved Mirrors