Electromagnetic Spectrum


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Reese - Dis 1G
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Electromagnetic Spectrum

Postby Reese - Dis 1G » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:49 pm

Do we need to know the order of the electromagnetic spectrum> If so, what is it?

Samantha Ito 2E
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Re: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Postby Samantha Ito 2E » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:56 pm

I'm not sure whether or not we need to know it, but I think knowing it wouldn't hurt you. Going from shorter wavelength to longer wavelength, it is
gamma ray, x-ray, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, microwave, radio

Elisa Bass 4L
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Re: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Postby Elisa Bass 4L » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:57 pm

It’s probably helpful to know some of the electromagnetic spectrum, specifically around the visible light and UV range. The order of the spectrum is expressed in terms of the wavelengths of each type of light. So from the longer wavelength (and lower energy) to shorter (and higher energy) would be:
Microwaves 1cm
Infrared 10 micrometers
Visible (Red:700nm, Violet:400nm)
UV 100nm
X-ray 1 nm
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skyeblee2F
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Re: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Postby skyeblee2F » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:58 pm

You should have a general idea of the EM spectrum:
UV light = 100-400 nm
Visible light = 400-700 nm
Infrared = 700 nm-1 mm

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Re: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Postby Ian Marquez 2K » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:59 pm

It would be good to know the order of the EM spectrum and that visible light is present from wavelengths of 400-700nm. The order from shortest to longest wavelength (conversely highest to lowest frequency): gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, microwave, radio.

Abhi4F
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Re: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Postby Abhi4F » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:41 pm

The EM spectrum regions should be known, but it is not neccesary to know each range of values. From highest energy (shortest wavelength) to lowest energy (highest wavelength), the spectrum is as follows: gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, infrared rays, microwaves, radio waves.


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