Legacy 8AB: Electromagnetic Spectrum

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wavelength

The distance between crests of waves, such as those of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Frequency

the number of complete wavelengths that pass a point in a given time

Colors of white light

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

Radio waves

Longest waves, television, radio, satallites

Microwaves

Heat food by spreading atoms

infrared waves

Heat waves, also used in remote controls

visible waves

waves that we see (visible light)

ultraviolet waves

higher frequency than visible light - causes skin cancer

x-ray waves

passes through skin, used to look at bones

gamma waves

shortest wavelength,most energy

longest wave

Radio waves

shortest wave

gamma waves

white light

all the colors of the rainbow

'color' that absorbs all colors

black

'color' that reflects all colors

white

highest frequency / highest energy waves

gamma

lowest frequency / lowest energy waves

radio waves

types of waves produced by stars

All waves

spectroscope

a device that uses a prism or diffraction grating made of thousands of closely spaced parallel slits to separate light into its color components

radiation

energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles

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