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A wave that consists of electric and magnetic fields that can travel through empty space - without a medium
The transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves (how the electromagnetic energy moves)
All of the frequencies or wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
The very narrow range of wavelengths and frequencies in the e. spectrum which contains all colors of light that can be seen by humans
The range of colors with different wavelengths, from red (the longest wavelength) to violet (the shortest).
The electromagnetic wave produced by the sun that has a shorter wavelength and higher frequency than visible light
Describes an object that transmits no light and that you can not see through
Describes matter that allows light to pass through with little interference
Describes matter that transmits light but also scatters it as it passes through so an image is not clearly transmitted
A material that gives a substance its color by absorbing some colors of light and reflecting others
A lens that is thinner in the middle (curved inward) than at the edges
A lens that is curved outward
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