Wavelengths of Electromagnetic Radiation

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Abby Ellstrom 1I
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Wavelengths of Electromagnetic Radiation

Postby Abby Ellstrom 1I » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:12 pm

What is a good way to remember the categories of electromagnetic radiation?

Nicole Jacobs 1C
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Re: Wavelengths of Electromagnetic Radiation

Postby Nicole Jacobs 1C » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:44 pm

You can remember it by the pneumonic:
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Radio, Microwave, Infared, Visible, UV, X-ray, Gamma Ray
This follows the electromagnetic spectrum in order from decreasing wavelength (and increasing frequency).

Nicole Jacobs 1C
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Re: Wavelengths of Electromagnetic Radiation

Postby Nicole Jacobs 1C » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:45 pm

Haha it autocorrected mnemonic to pneumonic my bad

Phillip Winters 2F
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Re: Wavelengths of Electromagnetic Radiation

Postby Phillip Winters 2F » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:54 am

Should we be expected to memorize the range of wavelengths for each of the types of electromagnetic radiation?

Brigita1D
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Re: Wavelengths of Electromagnetic Radiation

Postby Brigita1D » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:58 pm

Phillip Winters 1J wrote:Should we be expected to memorize the range of wavelengths for each of the types of electromagnetic radiation?


I think the most important wavelengths we have to memorize refer to the visible light region ranging from 700nm to 400nm. 700nm refers to red light which has a longer wavelength and lower frequency than violet light(400nm).


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