Chapter 15 Vocab. and Word Parts

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Chapter 15 Vocab. and Word Parts
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  1. Are made by vibrating electric charges and can travel through space where matter is not present...
    Electromagnetic wave
  2. Energy carried by an electromagnetic wave..
    Radiant energy
  3. Particle that electromagnetic waves sometimes behave like; has energy that increases as the frequency of the electromagnetic wave increases
    Photon
  4. The SI Unit of frequency
    Hertz
  5. A type of electromagnetic wave with wavelengths between about one millimeter and 750 billionths of a meter
    Infared waves
  6. Radio waves with wavelengths of between about 1 m and 1 mm
    Microwaves
  7. Electromagnetic waves with wavelengths longer than about 1 mm, used for communications
    Radio waves
  8. The band of colors produced when sunlight is passed through a prism
    Spectrum
  9. Electromagnetic waves with wavelengths from about 400 billionths to 10 billionths of a meter
    Untravoilet waves
  10. Electromagetic waves with wavelengths of 750 to 400 billionths of a meter that can be detected by the human eye
    Visible light
  11. Have wavelengths between about 10 billionths of a meter and 10 trillionths of a meter
    X-Ray
  12. Electromagnetic waves with wavelengths shorter than about 10 trillionths of a meter
    Gamma waves
  13. The specific frequency of the eletromagnetic wave that a radio station id assigned
    Carrier wave
  14. a sealed vacuum tube in which one or more beams of electrons are produced
    Cathode-ray tube
  15. A system of satellites, ground monitoring stations, and recievers that determine a person's or object's exact location at or above the Earth's surface
    Global Positioning System (GPS)
  16. To vary the amplitude, frequency, or some other characteristic of a single or power source
    Modulate
  17. Transmits one radio signal and recieves another radio signal from a base unit
    Transciever
  18. amber/pale gold
    electro-
  19. Light
    photo-
  20. To beam/shine/or radiate
    Radi(us)-
  21. under
    infra-
  22. beyond/on the other side
    ultra-
  23. redish blue
    violet-
  24. a way down
    catho
  25. Small
    Micro-

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