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Beam Types in Electromagnetic Spectrum

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Beam Types in Electromagnetic Spectrum

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You will discover and learn about the electromagnetic spectrum and the different types of invisible light. Explore an inverse square relationship in an investigation of light intensity.

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Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Define electromagnetic wave types.
  • Explain where electromagnetic waves are used.

Everything You'll Have Covered

What is electromagnetic radiation?

~ Electromagnetic radiation is a kind of energy that travels through space at the speed of light in the form of electric and magnetic oscillations.

What is the visible zone of electromagnetic radiation?

~ The visible zone is the range of electromagnetic radiation that is visible to our eyes. The visible zone accounts for a very small part of the total band on the electromagnetic spectrum.

Does a radio or a microwave have a longer frequency of electromagnetic waves?

~ Radio waves have a longer frequency than microwaves. Radio waves range from the size of a football field to the size of a human being. Microwaves range from about the size of a bee to the size of a needle.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should have a general understanding of the following terms: electromagnetic wave and electromagnetic spectrum.
Course Physics
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary electromagnetic wave, electromagnetic spectrum,