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A wave that consists of electric and magnetic fields that vibrate at right angles to each other.
All of the frequencies or wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation.
Very narrow range of wavelengths and frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum that humans can see.
The bouncing back of a ray of
, sound, or heat when the ray hits a surface that it does not go through.
A change in the
of a wave when the wave finds an
or an edge, such as an
Describes matter that transmits light but that does not transmit an image.
Surrounds every charged object, pulls oppositely charged objects toward it and repels like-charge objects.
EM waves that are often used in medicine. EM waves that have wavelengths shorter than 0.1nm.
Shorter wavelengths and higher frequencies than microwaves. Wavelengths between 700nm and 1nm.
The transfer of light energy to particles of matter.
The combo. of 2 or more wave that results in a single wave.
Describes an object that is not transparent or translucent
(does not transmit any light).
Surrounds every magnet.
EM waves that are often used in medicine. EM wave that have wavelengths between 0.001nm and 60nm.
Shorter wavelengths and higher frequencies than radio waves. Wavelengths between 1mm and 30cm. Used in cooking and in radar.
An interaction of light with matter that causes light to change its energy, direction of motion, or both.
The passing of light or other form of energy through matter.
A substance that gives another substance or a mixture its color.
The transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves.
Type of electromagnetic wave produced by the sun.
Cover a wide range of waves in the electromagnetic spectrum. Used for communication.
The bending of a wave as the wave passes between 2 substances in which the speed of the wave differs.
Describes matter that allows light to pass through with little interference.